Dorothy Cooper Austin, 89

Published 2:44 pm Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dorothy Cooper Austin, 89, of Danville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born April 18, 1928, in McKinney, to the late Brian and Jessie Peek Cooper, she was the widow of the late Orville Austin. She was a former employee of Lincoln County Federal Savings and Loan of Stanford and Great Financial Federal of Danville. She donated her time making blankets for the terminally ill for Hospice and was awarded the Margaret E. Caldwell Spirit of Hospice Award for her dedication and kindness. She was also a founding member of Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville.

Survivors include her son, Clyde Austin (Connie) of Danville; a grandson, Stephen Austin (Johanna) of Bloomingburg, N.Y.; her great-granddaughter, Julianna Austin; two sisters, Catheryne Wilson of Lexington, and Velma Nunnelley of Corvallis, Oregon.; and several nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 11, at Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville, with Reverend Jim Cooper officiating. Burial followed in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford, was in charge of the arrangements.