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Aug 17, 1937 - April 17, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Shirley Ann Austin, 76, of Oklahoma City, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 17, 2014. She was born in Pauls Valley, OK, August 17, 1937, to Marvin "Dink" and Ruby McCarty. After moving to Oklahoma City, she met the love of her life, Darrell Austin, at the Agnew Theatre in 1950. They later married in 1952 and had four beautiful daughters. Shirley was a beloved and active member of the Shields Boulevard Baptist Church for over 60 years, during which time she was a Sunday school teacher, volunteer and served on the funeral service committee. Shirley was an avid reader and traveler. She enjoyed numerous road trips with friends and family, exploring new cities, visiting family and shopping. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell; sister, Christine Barclay; and parents, Ruby and Marvin "Dink" McCarty. She leaves behind her four daughters, Sheila Flowers (Bob), Alena Tatum (Larry), Teresa Austin, and Sherry Ragon (Darren); as well as four grandchildren, Toby Flowers, Caleb Moody, Luke Moody, and Lauren Freede; four great-grandchildren, and numerous family members and friends. Services will be held Monday, April 21, 10 a.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home, 500 SW 104th, in Oklahoma City, OK; Graveside services to follow. Family will receive friends during visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Published in The Oklahoman from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2014
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