Loyal D. Austin 1933 - 2008 De Soto

Memorial services for Loyal D. Austin, L.D. were Monday at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Lenexa. Burial followed at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens in Shawnee.
Mr. Austin died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at his home in De Soto.
He was born June 25, 1933, in Okemah, Okla. He served in the National Guard until 1951 and moved with his family to De Soto in 1966. He was a builder and superintendent in the Kansas City area. After his retirement, Mr. Austin had a small motor and lawn mower repair service in his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison O. Austin and Nettie J. Cochran/Parks; and brothers, Doyle and Norman "Babe" Austin. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Hellen L. Austin; two daughters, Patricia Keehn and husband Robin, De Soto, and Evelyn Smith and husband, Bill, Olathe; and a son, Jim Austin and wife, Tami, Overland Park; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
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