Letha Augustus


Letha Mae Augustus, 102, of Paris, passed away at 1:28 p.m. EDT, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care, Terre Haute, Ind.

A funeral service is 1 p.m. CST, Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Templeton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff Augustus officiating. Burial follows at New Providence Cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Augustus was born Oct. 27, 1917, in rural Edgar County, the daughter of the late James and Clova Flinn Staley. She married Everett R. Augustus Nov. 10, 1935, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1986.

She is survived by her three children, Paul (Nancy) Augustus of West Terre Haute, Ind., Doris (Mike) Lau of Paris, formerly of Ramsey, and Rita Goodman of Paris; grandchildren, Jeff (Bekah) Augustus of West Terre Haute, Ind., Keith (Stephanie) Augustus of Georgetown, Kevin (Joyce) Augustus of Paris, Brian (Andrea) Lau of Paris, Jennifer (Tony) Campbell of Dennison, Julie (Mike) Garver of Paris, and Phil (Linda) Goodman of Flat Rock;; and great-grandchildren, Nathan (Ciara), Ethan, Lauren, Jessica, Brandon, Jordan, Timothy, Tyler, Mercy and Lily Augustus, Valerie (Devyn) Chapman, Everett Lau, Matthew and Emily Campbell, Jacob (Maggie) and Aaron Garver and Thomas and Emma Goodman.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Ora Staley, Claud Staley, Orla “Mac” Staley; and sisters, Lenna White and Fern May.

Mrs. Augustus was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed vacationing, spending time with family and taking care of others. She will be remembered for her faith, excellent cooking and sense of humor.

She was an active member of New Providence Presbyterian Church where she served in various positions within the church and the women’s organization.

Memorial donations may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences available at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.