M. Pearl Austin Girty 09-1987 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Services for M. Pearl Austin Girty, 90, were at 2 PM September 18 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Cooksey officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery, directed by Goodwin Funeral Home.
She died September 15 in a Cherokee nursing home. She was born in Okay, Arkansas, April 3, 1897, to John M. And Minnie Austin. The family later moved to Vian where she married Dan Girty Junior. They farmed near Vian and Shawnee before moving to Cherokee in 1931.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the WMU and the WCTU.
She is survived by two sons, Walter and Paul, both of Cherokee; five daughters, Margaret Coss of Jet, Agness Olson of Pottsboro, Texas, Minie Clark of Casper, Wyoming, I. Ruth Barnes of Tulsa and Doris Prichard of Lawton; a brother and a sister, E. L. Austin and Inez Head, both of Little Rock, Arkansas; 18 grandchildren, and a number of great– and great–great–grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973 and by an infant daughter and a son.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Home through the funeral home.
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