TERRE HAUTE —
Lillian Joyce (Smith) Austin, 81, of Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Union Hospital. She was born Sept. 15, 1930, in Pontiac, Mich., to Walter and Ruby (Moore) Smith. She married James J. Austin. Lillian worked as a beautician and a housewife. She loved to travel, play bingo, and was a big kid at heart. She was known for her sense of humor and contagious laughter. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a loving wife. She will be truly missed and never forgotten.
Lillian is survived by her daughter, Joyce Virostko and husband Gary of Rockville; grandchildren, LeeAnn Moody of Terre Haute, SuzAnne Austin of Terre Haute, and Michael Virostko of Walton Beach, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Kendall Austin, Eden, Daven, and Damen Moody, all of Terre Haute; brothers, Melvin Smith of Terre Haute, and Benny Smith and wife Becky of Seelyville; sisters, Mary Ellen Stansberry of Terre Haute, Corrine Phelps of La Mesa, Calif., Doris Venters and husband Delbert of Plant City, Fla.; Delores Wilson and husband Edward of Terre Haute; an aunt, Martha Moore of Rockville; and brother-in-law, Larry Austin and his wife Dorothy of Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; her parents; a son, James E. Austin; and brothers, Edward and William Smith.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with a funeral ceremony at 5:30 p.m., with Pastor Marvin Miller officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at:
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