Barbara Sue Preston Austin-Smith

April 11, 1934February 24, 2011

Barbara (Preston) Austin-Smith, age 76 went to be with the Lord on Thursday February 24, 2011 surrounded by loving family. She was born in Buffalo/Meally, Kentucky the daughter of Tom and Dorothy (McKenzie) Preston. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard A. Smith Jr., son and daughter in law, John and Jan Austin of Centerville, Ohio, a daughter and son in law, Jacqueline and Bobby Goldenbogen of Beavercreek, Ohio and her grandchildren that were her pride and joy, Jessica Austin, Barbara Caroline Adams and Cole Adams. She is also survived by her brothers Robert (Norma) Preston, Jimmy Preston, her sister Diana Kirk and many extended family members and friends. Preceding her in death is her first husband of 48 years, Jack Austin, daughter Barbara Kay, her parents and her brother, Tommy. Barbara was a charter member of the United Baptist Church. She worked for 30 years at the Mel-O-Dee Restaurant in New Carlisle. Friends may call in the Burcham Funeral Home, 119 E. Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio Sunday February 27, 2011 from 3 to -7 P.M. Funeral Services will be held Monday February 28. 2011 at the United Baptist Church, 660 W. Hyde Road, Yellow, Springs, Ohio. Barbara's final resting place will be in the Preston Family Cemetery in Meally, Kentucky.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 27, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 28, 2011

Barbara Sue Preston Austin-Smith

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Karen Wallis

March 1, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

February 27, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. It was a pleasure to take care of Barbara.

Barb (MVH)

Lora Frederick

February 27, 2011

Jackie, I just found out about your mom today. I am so so very sorry for your loss of your loving mother. I can't explain in words how upset I am. I am going to miss her so very much. You know that I will always be here for you any time you need me.

We love you all.

Lora, Steve and Dakota

February 27, 2011

Dear Jackie and Family, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mom. Enjoyed so much visiting and talking to her. Your mom and dad were great folks. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Benton and Sharon Hutchinson

Theresa Fackler

February 26, 2011

Dear jackie and family i am so sorry to here about your mom, i loved working with her at the melodee she was everyones grandma she spoiled us rotten!may god put his arms around you and your family and comfort you all through this difficult time. prayers to you, Theresa, Derek, and Curtis Fackler

February 26, 2011

John, Jan, and Jessica: Please accept my heart-felt sympathy for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Barrie

Jan Austin

February 26, 2011

Thank you to all the family and friends that have offered their love and support during this difficult time for our entire family. Barbara is in a glorious place now, and we are here to carry on in a way that will honor her. Love - John, Jan & Jessica Austin