Margaret E. Austin, 85, of Vandalia passed away at 3:48pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at her home in Vandalia.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Haley Chapel United Methodist Church, Bluff City with visitation from 9:00-11:00 prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Haley Chapel United Methodist Church, Haley Chapel Cemetery, or Fayette County Cancer Fund. Arrangements by Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia; online condolences available at www.hohltandfilefh.com
Margaret was born February 28, 1931 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Ray and Marjorie (Washburn) Stine. She married Carl Austin on July 29, 1950 in Jeffersonville, IN.
Margaret mostly worked in sales and retail throughout the years. Her real passion was being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved working in her yard and helping at church.
She is survived by her daughter Carla and husband Tom Diveley of Vandalia; grandsons Darren Matzker and wife Shannon of Lake St. Louis and Todd Matzker of Brownstown; and great grandchildren Zakkary Matzker son of Ryan Matzker and Nora Matzker daughter of Todd Matzker.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2000, son Chris Austin in 1975, and grandson Ryan Matzker in 2001.