Norma “Genie” Austin, 85

Norma “Genie” Austin, 85, of Fulton, died Monday at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Richland, she was a graduate of Mexico High School and resided in Fulton for many years. She had worked at Montgomery Ward, Nestle Company and Sealright Company all in Fulton. Norma was a co-owner of Austin’s Emporium Tropical Fish with her husband for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Homer in 2008; a daughter, Sharon Reese; a son, John Austin; four sisters, Leah Woodward, Arlene Sheffield, Elma Larmon and Marian “Tootie” Richardson; brothers, Harold and James Griffin.

Surviving: two daughters, Karyl (Douglas) Montroy of Fulton and Mary (David Fournier) Gordner of Phelps; a son, Kevin (Sandy) Austin of Fulton; a sister, Joan Daniels of Theresa; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Karyl
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family, she was a very nice woman and I can remember buying many fish over the years from your parents.Your in our thoughts and prayers.
    Karen Trepasso

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