UTICA — A funeral service for Leona “Lee” Austin, 70, of Utica, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at North Side Church of Christ, 4427 Marion Road NE, Newark, where friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service. Bruce Hissong will officiate. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.
Lee died Nov. 6, 2012, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark. She was born May 12, 1942, in Newark, to the late James and Rebecca (Kidwell) Wright. She was a member of North Side Church of Christ, the Esther Circle, Utica La Sertoma and Utica and Licking Valley Senior Citizens. Lee worked for Gray Drug (Rite Aid) for over 20 years.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Frank W. Austin of Utica; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Eric Burt of Toboso; two grandchildren, Erica Burt of Toboso, Molly Bishop of Walhonding; nieces and nephews; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Regina and Tom Daniels, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Boyd and Beth Austin, all of Croton.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit www.law-bakerfuneralhome.com to extend condolences to the family.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.