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Bell Run Union Church
Sunday March 28th, 2021
12:30pm - 2:30pm

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Bell Run Union Church
Sunday March 28th, 2021

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Ruby Austin

Ruby M. Austin “beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother” SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Ruby M. Austin, 100, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Born on Monday, June 7, 1920, in Brookville, she was a daughter of Guy A. and Twila E. Mogle Confer. On April 17, 1935, in Shinglehouse, she married H. Nelson Austin, who passed away on February 24, 2010. Ruby attended Shinglehouse High School. She retired as head cashier from the former Shinglehouse Market Basket in 1982. She had previously been employed at the former Westons Shopper City in Westons Mills, Alcas Cutlery in Olean, N.Y., and at the former Rhodes Bakery, also in Olean. Ruby attended Bell Run Union Church. She was a member of the Bell Run Community Club, having held every office, and was a member of the F.A.& I.U. Insurance Group (the Myrtle Alliance). She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and reading. Her greatest love was her family. Surviving are three sons, Daniel N. Austin and Lloyd E. (Phyllis) Austin, both of Shinglehouse, and Herbert L. (Elsie) Austin of Cory; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Sara Jane Austin of Shinglehouse and Beverly Austin Van Der Griff of Millport; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby was predeceased by two sons, N. Robert Austin and Wayne P. Austin; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, John Confer and Guy A. Confer; and a sister, Louise Kerns. Family and friends may call from 12:30pm to 2:30pm on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 2:30pm with Pastor Chad E. Shaffer, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Bell Run Community Club, c/o Becky Austin, 308 Austin Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748. Ruby entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. To express condolences or share a fond memory of Ruby, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page. COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, including properly worn facial coverings.


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Too my Aunt Ruby. You were there in one of my most saddest moments of my life when I was 8 and my mother was being buried at Bell Run Cemetery. I can close my eyes and still picture you with your mink/fur stole holding me tight as I cried. Thank you for that and for the many Austin reunions we had at your house as those were happy times for me. I know that you are happy in God's presence and I will see you someday.

Jerry Austin Mar 27 2021 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for all.

Dave and Kathy Garrity Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM

Sending sincere sympathy and prayers to the family. Ruby was very special to me, not only as a relative but as a sister in the Lord. Once I began volunteering at Sweden Valley Manor in the fall of 2016, I so enjoyed visiting with Ruby, praying with her, sharing memories and having her attend Singalong. I am thankful that I was able to visit her once during Covid. She will be missed but I know she is at peace and happy now in Christs presence.

Diane Gilroy Mar 26 2021 12:00 AM