Funeral services for Mrs. Beth McKnight Austin of Winona will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona. Rev. Randy Bridges will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Jamie Pyron, David Costilow, Mark Austin, Gene Costilow, Tommy Palmertree, and Eddie Blaylock. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Heath, Bud Martin, Morgan Mills, and McKenzie Johnson.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 27, from noon until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Austin, 79, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona. She was born to Woodrow and Margie Atkins McKnight on September 3, 1943. She was a member of Moore Memorial United Methodist Church in Winona and served as Montgomery County District 1 Election Commissioner. Before retiring, she was the Food Service Supervisor for Montgomery County School.
Mrs. Austin is survived by her husband, Jackie Austin of Winona; daughter, Cathy Palmertree of Winona; sons, Chris Costilow and Ryan Austin (Anna) both of Winona; grandson, Morgan Mills and fiancé Gracie Turner of Winona; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Carol Bachio and Cindy McKnight, and brother, Woody McKnight.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at http://www.stjude.org.