Gladys Fitzgerald Austin

March 11, 1913May 15, 2011

Gladys Madge (Fitzgerald) Austin, 98, formerly of Staunton passed away Sunday evening, May 15, 2011 in Bridgewater, Virginia. Born March 11, 1913 in Augusta County, she was the daughter of the late Lacey and Leanah (Wills) Fitzgerald. Mrs. Austin was a member of Christ United Methodist Church where she was an active member for many years. She was a charter member of the Staunton Lioness Club and also worked as a volunteer for the old King’s Daughters’ Hospital. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, shopping, reading and rug hooking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Noel B. Austin, on February 16, 1980; grandson, Brian Austin Bible; daughter, Constance D. Rowe; four sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Austin is survived by her daughter Sonja Bible and husband Roger of Bridgewater; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Christ United Methodist Church, 1512 Churchville Avenue, Staunton, with Rev. Robert Edwards and Dr. Michael Fitzgerald officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 W. Frederick Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to RMH Hospice, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.



  • Visitation Tuesday, May 17, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 18, 2011


  • Committal Service

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Bonnie Cash

May 18, 2011

Sonja, I have always had great respect for your mother. It was so nice to reconnect with her at a Rowe reunion several years ago. With love and deepest sympathy. Bonnie Rowe Cash, Carlisle, PA

Brad Fitzgerald

May 17, 2011

I am very sad to learn of Aunt Gladys' passing. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with her family.
1 Thes. 4:13-18.

Frank Masincupp

May 17, 2011

May the love of family, friends, and our Lord Jesus Christ bring you comfort.