Betty Ann Austin

April 5, 1931January 4, 2020

Betty Ann Austin, 88 of Normal passed away Saturday January 4, 2020 at McLean County Nursing Home. She was born April 5, 1931 to James and Nancy (Lewis) Campbell in Congerville, IL. She married George Austin. He preceded her in death. She is survived by five sons Gary (Myrna) Backlund of Thornton, CO, Richard Backlund of Mauldin, SC, Charles (Pam) Law of Heyworth, IL, Carl (Mary) Austin of Bloomington, IL, Raymond (Alecia) Austin of Heyward, WI; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers, and six sisters. Betty retired from the Eureka Company after 30 years of service. She loved her dogs, flowers, and her collection of birdhouses. She was a fabulous cook and enjoyed baking all the goodies around Christmas time for her family. Above everything, she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed. Visitation will be Friday January 10, 2020 from 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, funeral service to follow. Entombment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Pastor Timothy James Ferrill will officiate. The family would like to thank the employees of McLean County Nursing Home for the exceptional care given to Betty. Memorials may be made in Betty’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be left for the family at


  • Gary Backlund (Myrna), Son
  • Richard Backlund, Son
  • Charles Law (Pam), Son
  • Carl Austin (Mary), Son
  • Raymond Austin (Alecia), Son
  • James Campbell, Father (deceased)
  • Nancy Lewis, Mother (deceased)
  • George Austin, Husband (deceased)
  • She was also survived by nine grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her four brothers, and six sisters

  • Ray Austin, Pallbearer
  • Carl Austin, Pallbearer
  • Tim Woolen, Pallbearer
  • Brian Jordan, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Burial Friday, January 10, 2020


Betty Ann Austin

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Diana Lingle

January 8, 2020

Aunt Betty was like a second mom to my brother and me.. She was always there for us and loved her always. I sure will miss her. My mom was Dorothy her sister. I remember the times I got to travel back to Bloomington and got to spend time with her.. Always such a joy to spend time with her.
Will be missed by many ...