Millie Doris Austin, age 88, of Norris City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Enfield Rehab and Healthcare. Doris was born April 13, 1933 in Herald, Illinois the daughter of the late George William and Helen (Weasel) Mobley. She was a Nurse and had worked at Carbondale Memorial Hospital in her early career while her husband Bernard was attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She worked in Labor and Delivery and in the Emergency Department at Carmi Township Hospital for several years. She then worked at the Doctors Clinic in Carmi for Dr. Phillip Boren. Doris retired from the Skilled Care Unit at Carmi Township Hospital. Doris and her husband Bernard were instrumental in starting the Norris City Community Ambulance Service.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bernard Austin, son, David Lee Austin, daughter, Rita Diane Carpenter, grandson, Brian Wesley Barton; and sisters, Jane Porter and Frieda Phillips.
Doris is survived by her brother, Ed Mobley and his wife Marcia; children, Gail Barton and her husband Garry, Eric Austin and his wife Kara; and Scott Austin and his wife Dana; grandchildren, Jason Barton and Catherine, Jerrod Barton and his wife Sharla, Rebecca Reynolds and her husband Chris, Andy Carpenter and his wife Sarah, Kyle Austin and Magan; and Nathan and Cade Austin; great-grandchildren, Brianne Douthitt, Jacee Barton, Morgan Warren and her husband Levi, Jaden and Jerra Barton, Austin Reynolds and his wife Kayla, Grace Skaggs, Hannah Yearta and her husband Adam; Drew Carpenter and Oliver Carpenter; Briley, Harper, Declan and Gavin Austin, Mckinnley, Mason and Madelyn; great-great grandchildren, Ryder and Reagan Douthitt, Kylie Bradford, Aaliyah Skaggs, Maren Poppy Warren and Hayden Yearta. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2021at Campbell Funeral Home, 201 East Main Street, Norris City, Illinois. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 15, 2021 at Campbell Funeral Home. Private Burial will be in Powell Cemetery in Norris City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ditney Ridge Baptist Church for the Enfield Rehab and Care Center Resident Christmas Fund.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Enfield Nursing and Rehab Center for their excellent care over the years.
Eric and Scott would like to thank Gail for her many years of selfless dedication to their mothers care.