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Austin Levi Reser

Austin Levi Reser, Yates Center, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, after an automobile accident. He was 16.
Austin was born May 8, 1996, in Chanute, the son of Roy Akin and Valicia (Adkins). Austin grew up in Iola until the age of four; he was then adopted by his great-grandparents, Clifford and Delores Reser. After the adoption Austin began attending Yates Center Schools and was a junior in High School before his life abruptly ended Sunday evening.
Austin worked as a Grocery Attendant for G&W Foods in Yates Center and has been employed with the company for nearly one year. He was also a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ where he served as a deacon for the church.
Austin is survived by his birth father, Roy Akin and his wife Sue, Iola; birth mother Valicia (Adkins) and significant other, Wayne Daugherty, Panama City, Fla.; parents, Clifford and Delores Reser, Yates Center; brother, Dylan Reser; sisters, Kaitlyn Makayla and Hannah Reser, Yates Center, Emma Daugherty, Panama City, Fla.; grandmother Vicky Adkins, Yates Center; grandfather, the late Edward Adkins; and a host of Aunts and Uncles as well as many other relatives and friends.
Services for Austin were today at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Yates Center. Austin’s register book is open for signing at Campbell Funeral home in Yates Center. The family suggests memorials be sent to Campbell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 188, Yates Center, 66783, for use of Austin’s outstanding expenses.

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