Austin, Marianna S. (nee Shelton), passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Beloved wife of the late James Austin; loving mother of James,IV  (Paula) and William (Marianne) Austin; cherished grandmother of Michael D. and Kayla Renee Austin; dear sister of Judith (the late Harold) Hines and the late Shirley (Ed survives) Montgomery and two other brothers.

Mrs. Austin was a teacher for 40 years in rural schools for 6 years, Jackson MO for 4 years and Arnold MO for 30 years. She was also the 1st Wal-Mart Greeter in Arnold, MO for 18 years, was Past State Teacher of the Year, and President of MSTA.

Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., on Fri., Jan. 12, 11 a.m. Interment McClain’s Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to New Hope Methodist Church, appreciated. Visitation Thur., 4-8 p.m.