Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Fern J. Austin, 86, Casey Co., KY (1929-2016)

Fern J. Austin passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at her home in Casey County, KY. She was 86.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Born April 7, 1929 in Dayton, Ohio, Fern was the daughter of the late Louis and Dorothy Landewitch Hagemeyer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Fern was a retired registered nurse for the Casey County Hospital and a former volunteer at Ephraim McDowell Regional Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Bert Austin, whom passed away in 1995; one brother; and a sister. Survivors include:
  • Four sons, Jeffrey Austin of Nashville, TN, Daniel (and Alana) Austin of Goose Creek, SC, Bradley (and Carolyn) Austin of Berea, and Joel (and Carol) Austin of Liberty;
  • One daughter, Rebecca Austin (and Lester) of Mt. Salem;
  • Seven grandchildren, Amy Lynn, Taylor, Chris, Morgan, Wade, Samuel, and Jessica;
  • Five great-grandchildren, Blake, Hannah, Isabella, Sophia, and Tiffany;
  • Seven step-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, with guestbook available online at

This story was posted on 2016-02-05 17:20:59
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email

Fern J. Austin, 86, Casey Co., KY (1929-2016)

2016-02-05 - Photo courtesy McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.