Mrs. Beverly Jeanne Austin, 91, our genuine, kind, sweet, and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, walked into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.
Beverly was born in Denver, Colorado on January 1, 1931, to Halbert and Mary (Van Buskirk) Stocking. On April 30, 1949, Beverly was united in marriage to the love of her life, Ray Austin. Together they celebrated 73 years of marriage, raising their children, and making countless memories. Beverly was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed knitting and needlepoint. Further, she loved making ceramics and tending to her garden and flowers, especially her favorite, lily of the valley. Beverly was also a member of the Chapel of the Lake in Mecosta. Above all, Beverly loved her family and will be remembered for her smile and caring ways.
Beverly is forever loved by her husband, Ray; children: Jeffrey Austin, Jolene Woughter, Eileen (Tom) Shufelt, and Donna (Bill) Steward; grandchildren: Michelle (Mike) Parson, Christopher (Kari) Austin, Brenda (Mark) Blanchard, Aric (Kerrey) Woughter, Jamie (Sarah) Woughter, Jodi (Joe) Doherty, Nick Woughter, Teena (Jay) Palcisko, George (Sherrail) Steward, Mike Shufelt, Andy (Jenny) Shufelt, Jilanna (Joe) Tanis, Brandon (Callie) Shufelt, and Joey Shufelt; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, William Stocking; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Rose Stocking; sister, Charlene Deshane; brother, David Stocking; son-in-law, Dennis Woughter; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Austin; great-granddaughter, Samantha Shufelt; and great-grandson, Jacob Shufelt.
Funeral services for Beverly will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church (450 Wilson Rd, Otisville, MI 48463). Visitation for the public will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Immediately following, Beverly will be laid to rest within Meadowview Memorial Gardens in Davison.
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Beverly and her family are in the care of Hanlin Funeral Home. Serving Since 1928. 4823 Main St., Millington, MI 48453. (989) 871-4591.