Opal Austin

June 24, 1937 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 82)


WASHINGTON – Opal Austin, 82, of Washington, formerly of Princeville, died at 10:56 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her home in Washington, IL.

Private graveside services will be held at Osceola Cemetery. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 24, 1937 in Osceola, IL, to the late Mabel Amburgy. She was raised by her grandparents, Jerry A. and Iva Amburgy, whom she deeply loved.  She was married to Robert L. Nelson and later to David H. Austin.

She is survived by her children; Ricky Nelson of Twin Mountain, NH, Bradley Nelson of Pembroke Pines, FL, Amber Austin of Washington, IL and Deirdre (David) Blundy of East Peoria, IL and two granddaughters, Teagan Blundy and Jentry Blundy of East Peoria, IL

Opal retired from L.R. Nelson Corp. and later worked at CVS in Peoria, IL. She enjoyed eating out, shopping, having stylish clothes and always having a kitty by her side.

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