Ella Arlene Austin


Feb. 22, 1917 - March 18, 2008

Ella Arlene Austin, age 91 of Mt. Pleasant, MI died Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Central Michigan Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Helms Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.

Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.

Visiting hours are Friday, March 21, 2008 from 6 to 8 pm at Helms Funeral Home where there will be an Eastern Star Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues on Saturday, from 10-11 a.m.

Ella was born on Thursday, February 22, 1917 in Owosso, Michigan to parents Enos and Flora Curtiss Hutchinson. She married LeRoy Morris Austin on April 11, 1937 in Owosso, Michigan. She has lived in Mt. Pleasant since 1945 after coming from Owosso.

Ella was a sales clerk at Lloyds Shoe Store from 1957 until retiring in 1969. She was a life member of the Eastern Star and was active with the Masonic Lodge. Ella was also a member of the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed gardening, traveling in the Upper Peninsula, and crossword puzzles. Ella was very proud of her five living generations.

Ella is survived by three children and their spouses; William and Mayna Austin, Donna and Garland Harry, and Marjory and Larry Williams, all of Mt. Pleasant, her devoted companion Chihuahua, Coco, six grandchildren; Chuck Anderson, Diane Balley, Cheri Edgar, Debrea Lynn Lyons-Lee, Julie Phillips, and Lee Williams; many great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, and one brother and his wife, LeVern and Ann Hutchinson of Bear Lake, MI.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy in January of 1980, both parents, a brother; Harold, and two sisters; Delta Kelly and Zella Thrams.

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