Itress Elaine Austin, age 63, of Aurora, passed away at 9:41 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was born January 2, 1955, in Long Beach, California. She was the daughter of Delbert Austin and Genevieve Fields.

Itress was a 1973 graduate of Aurora High School. Itress worked with the Ozarks Methodist Manor, in Marionville, Missouri. She was with the Manor for 17 years. She was the Director of Foodservice.

Itress is survived by two daughters, Sandra Bowman and her husband, John, of Crane and Angelia Skipper of Aurora; one son, Craig Wilhite of Aurora; two granddaughters, Tia Egan and her husband, John, of Korea and Ashley Bowman and her partner, Eden, of Monett; four sisters, Susan Campbell and her husband, Russell, of Springfield, Missouri, Nancy Lucas and Peggy Nichols and her husband, Johnnie, of Aurora and Samantha Slain and her husband, Mitchell, of Gainesville, Georgia. Itress was blessed to have 11 more grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Her parents, Delbert and Genevieve, preceded her in death.

A private family burial will be held at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery.

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