Helen E. Austin, age 71, resident of Ardmore, died on Jan. 24, 2010. Her family is planning memorial services for this summer in her hometown of Edwardsville, Ill.


Helen E. Austin, age 71, resident of Ardmore, died on Jan. 24, 2010. Her family is planning memorial services for this summer in her hometown of Edwardsville, Ill.


Helen was born on Sept. 18, 1938, to Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Hume and Ruby (Carmen) Hume Thompson in East St. Louis, Ill.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Elmer Gillmore and Don Austin; and infant brother, Dennis W. Thompson.


She is survived by son, Jeff Miller and wife, Michelle of Sonoma, Calif.; daughter, Mary (Gillmore) Zeigler and husband, Jeff of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Misty (Gillmore) Polzien and husband, Terry of Ardmore, Okla.; sons, Raymond Walter Austin of Edwardsville, Ill., and son, Scott Thomas Austin of Ardmore, Okla.; two brothers, James E. Hume of Booneville, Miss., and Charles A. Hume, Edwardsville, Ill.; two sisters, Ruby Elaine Gill of Pinckneyville, Ill., and Kathy K. Hewitt of French Village, Ill.; great-aunt, Gertrude Rachel Carmen Stachurski of Ormond Beach, Fla.; former husband, Charles Miller of Rolla, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends.


Condolences may be left online at: www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.