Dorothy Austin

Obituary of Dorothy Lou Austin

Dorothy Lou Wimmer Austin was born November 15, 1931 in Bluefield, WV to Everett and Mary Wimmer. She was the youngest of their four children, Lawrence, Lloyd and Bessie. Dorothy, or Miss Dot as many called her, loved her life growing up on the farm. She had precious memories of following her dad around, doing outside chores and having special Saturday trips to town with her mother.

Dorothy was an accomplished student with many friends. As a teenager she met the love of her life, Rages Austin. They began their courtship while meeting at church and started a love story that resulted in a blessed 70 year marriage. Rages always referred to Dot as “his sweetheart, his wife, the mother of his children and the love of his life.” The marriage produced three children; Randall {LaDonna), Lawrence Edward-Ed (Joyce) and Barbara (John Deem), four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Dorothy was a life-long homemaker and a wonderful hostess, welcoming all to her home and treating them to various delights from her ever-busy, always sunny yellow kitchen. Her cloverleaf rolls, pies and cookies were always available and enjoyed by everyone. There was always room for one more at her table.

Dorothy was a woman of strong faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. She raised her children to love the Lord and lived her life as an example to all and a testament of a gracious woman. Dorothy and Rages endured many trying, difficult times in their life together and she always credited God with the strength she had to continue to stand and to lead her family through all seasons. Many more happy memories than sad ones exist today because of her strong but gentle spirit.

Dorothy was a great encourager, a wise advisor, and a dedicated communicator. One of her favorite ways of reaching out was through her hand written notes in cards. She never missed an occasion or opportunity to lift someone up or send a heartfelt greeting.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband Rages, her daughter Barbara, her grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.

A celebration of life will be on Tuesday, December 31 at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa, KY. Visitation will be at 10am with services following at 11am. Per her wishes Dorothy will be laid to rest back home in Bluefield along side of other family members so precious to her.

In lieu of flowers, if you so desire, contributions may be made in her honor to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Shriners Hospital.

Proverbs 31:28-29,31 “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all...Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

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Tuesday
31
December

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Wilson Funeral Home
1270 Hwy 2565
Louisa, Kentucky, United States
(606) 638-0034
Tuesday
31
December

Funeral

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Wilson Funeral Home
1270 Hwy 2565
Louisa, Kentucky, United States
(606) 638-0034
Tuesday
31
December

Event Name 1

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Rose lawn Memorial Gardens
450 Courthouse Road
Princeton, West Virginia, United States
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