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Orin Kenneth Austin

February 20, 2019

Orin Kenneth Austin, 90, died Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home. He was born May 24, 1928 in Moberly, MO to Carroll K. and Edith (Ross) Austin.

After graduating high school Orin worked at Kilgore Texaco in Cairo, MO, then went to work at Stamper Feed Mill in Moberly. In 1964 he purchased the gas station in Cairo and continued to run it until he retired in 1978.  

Orin married Betty Kamp on November 27, 1947 in Moberly and she survives of the home. Also surviving are his children; Vicky Lorenson and her husband Leroy of Cairo, Kristy Waddell and her husband Edward and Becky Long and her husband Kirby all of Moberly; five grandchildren; Laura Bolt and her husband Jon of Parkville, MO, Angela and Vanessa Rutherford of Farmington, MO, Nathan Rutherford and his wife Jessica of Cairo, Cory Long and his wife Marissa of Wentzville and Ginger Baust and her husband Jason of O’Fallon, MO, five great-grandchildren; Kaitlyn Bolt, Belle and Raylee Rutherford and Jayden and Edee Baust, a brother, David Austin and his wife Gena of Fort Collins, CO, a sister, Willena Griffth of Springfield, MO, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

After retiring he enjoyed travelling with his wife, they have traveled to every state, but Delaware. They even traveled to Mexico, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Orin enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.

Orin was a member of the Cairo Baptist Church for 80 years, where he served as Deacon.

Memorials to the Honor Flight or the American Heart Association would be appreciated.

Services honoring and celebrating Orin’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers and entombment  followed in the Resurrection Mausoleum, Oakland Cemetery.

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