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Obituary of Jean M. Austin


Jean M. Austin, 55, of Marathon, passed away on Saturday January 8, 2022 while under the care of Hospice and her loving family.

Jean was born October 30, 1966 in Auburn, to Carl Terwilliger and Joan Todd.

She had been a family advocate for the Hillside Agency for several years and had previously worked at National Grid.

Surviving is her mother, Joan Price of Cortland; her children, Kristie (Jairo) Brown of Marathon; Craig Brown of Maryland; Ashley (Josh) Abbott of Marathon; Alyssa (Matt) Brown of Cortland; Paige Austin; Saige Austin and Rosie Martinez, all of Marathon. Also surviving are her sibling, Steve (Amy) Terwilliger of Florida; Cheryl (Jaime) Brown of Cortland; Lori (Tony) Barbis of Homer and Ann (Nate) Rice of Homer; her grandchildren, Geoseph and Hunter Craig; Nevaeh, Destiny, Kaylee and Aubree Abbott; Hannah Bergman; Arianna, Alyssa, James, Karter and Alaina Brown and Brooklyn Stone as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jean was predeceased her father, Carl Terwilliger and her stepfather, Kenneth Price, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 US Route 11, Homer. Interment in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, will be delayed until spring.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

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