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Miriam Austin Fite

October 30, 1925 ~ January 25, 2018 (age 92)

FITE, Miriam Austin - age 92 of Lebanon peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Lebanon Health & Rehab after 6 years of loving care. She was born on October 30, 1925 in Greenwood, Wisconsin to the late Dr. William T. and Jeneva Echlin Austin. When she was 7 years old they moved to Millington ,TN where she later met and married her husband, the late Dewey J. Fite in 1942. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her son, Daniel E. Fite II & her siblings, Doris Austin Mayes, Wilma Jean Austin Neusse, & Joseph Taylor Austin. She is survived by her devoted family: brother, Dr. Darrell (Delta) Austin and sister, Ranelle (Doyle) Gaw; children, Dr. Austin (Lauren) Fite, Elizabeth Fite Kluge, Jeneva Fite (Dan) Midgett, and "adopted" daughter, Gail Fite; grandchildren, Anna Midgett (Jared) Snyder, Dan Midgett, Jonathan Midgett, Nathan (Kalee) Midgett, Joseph Midgett, Micah Midgett, Grace Midgett, Glory Midgett, Anastasia Fite, Alexandra Fite, Aidan Fite, Dylan Kluge, Rachel Elizabeth (Anthony) Martin, and Sarah (Josh) Zimmerman; and great-grandchildren, Molly Zimmerman, Jake Zimmerman, & Faith Snyder.

Following high school Mrs. Fite attended the Watkins Art Institute and enjoyed both oil painting and pastels.

She was a lifelong member of College Hills / College Street Church of Christ, where for several years she taught in both children's and adult ladies' Bible classes. She will be remembered as a loving wife and encouraging mother.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 4 p.m. until Funeral Service at 5:30 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Dr. Kevin Owen will officiate. The family will have a private graveside service. Pallbearers will be grandchildren. Special honorary pallbearer, caregiver, and friend, Robbie Mathis. Honorary pallbearers, Mary Hightower, Mildred Manning and Mildred Bilbrey.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to: Compassionate Hands Homeless Ministry at 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087 or Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Inc., PO Box 111180, Nashville, TN 37222-1180.

PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements. 615-444-7007 OBIT LINE 615-444-7700 www.partlowchapel.com

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