The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 7, 2013

Enid civic leader Austin dies at 102

By Robert Barron, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Maxine Austin, Enid civic leader for more than 50 years, died Wednesday night at age 102.

Austin was active in many local organizations, including Main Street Enid, and was a well-known local poet.

Former Main Street Director Lindy Chambers recalled Austin as a “dynamo.”

“She took on everything with enthusiasm, kindness and joy,” Chambers said.

Services are pending with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.