Mary B. Austin

Friday June 4, 2021

Mary B. Austin of Gary, Indiana passed away at her residence on Friday, June 4, 2021. Mary was born in Letcher County Kentucky on November 8, 1940, making her stay on this Earth 80 years. She was the daughter of the late William “Buzz” Tilley and Imogene Phillips Tilley. Mary worked in the school system for approximately 23 years. She was a member of South Lake Worship Center for 45 + years. Her passion was writing poetry. Especially religious poems glorifying her Heavenly Father. She received numerous awards, plaques, trophies, and medallions. She received 4 Poet of the Year Awards and was inducted into the Poetry Hall of Fame. Mary’s poems were a witness to the world of how much she loved Jesus.

Mary is survived by her husband Roscoe Austin of Gary, IN; 3 sons: John W. Smith of Hebron, Thad (Dawn) Smith of Savannah, TN and Roscoe Austin, Jr. of Pine River, MN; 3 grandsons: Chris, Johnny Ray and John Jr.; 7 granddaughters: Adri, Treevena, Amanda, Felicia, Alana and the late Holly Lynn and Ashley Marie; 7 great grandsons: Levi, Jacson, Logan, Lawrence, Eric John, Christian and Brendon; 4 great granddaughters: Ashley Madison, Becka, Lorriana, Asencia and Kyla. Mary is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, June 10, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN). Pastor Sam Abbott officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel. For information call 219-736-5840.




Wednesday, June 9, 2021
3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410


Thursday, June 10, 2021
11:00 AM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410