Created on Monday, 29 October 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Austin Lee Houser, 15, of Rushsylvania, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, as a result of a pedestrian and automobile accident near Rushsylvania.
Austin was born on Nov. 4, 1996, and is survived by his mother and stepfather, Ellenna Houser and Jeffery W. McCafferty of Rushsylvania.
Survivors also include his brother, Jeffery H. McCafferty and sister, Brooke Houser, both of Rushsylvania; maternal grandparents, Steven (Jeanne) Houser of Lakeview; maternal grandmother, Carol Houser of West Mansfield; paternal grandfather, Jefferson McCafferty of Belle Center; great-grandfather, Robert M. Houser, and great-grandmother, Helen Siebeneck, both of Bellefontaine; an aunt, Yvonne (Leon) Schmucker of Rushsylvania; uncles, Jacob (Charnell) Coil of West Mansfield and Floyd Coil of Pataskala; great-uncles, David (MaryAnn) Houser of California and Arizona and Ronald J. (Barb) Houser of Bellefontaine, Tony (Teresa) Siebeneck of Sylvania, Carl (Marsha) Siebeneck of Bellefontaine; great aunts, Linda (Terry) Parsons of California and Sandra (Bob) Lambert of Grove City, Pat Lautenschlager of Columbus and Mary Teresa McKinley of Johnstown, Cathy (David) Mobley of Rushsylvania and Mary Fogle-Kise of West Mansfield; cousins, Tabitha and Trent Schmucker, Chance and Cassondra Coil, Stephanie (Craig) Steinhoff of Arizona, Melissa and Clint Steinhoff, William (Randi) Houser of Florida, Tracey Jo (Jamie) Griffin, Jessica, Lane, Cody and Chance Griffin, Ronnie (Ricki) Houser and Caleb, Cole and Caylin Houser, all of Bellefontaine, Kathy (Lamarr), Olivia and Tavus Deslandes, all of Hilliard, and Emily Lambert of Grove City, Josh, Angel, Michael, Nick, Dustin, Elizabeth, Aaron, Ian, Amber, Shane, Paul, Matthew, Emily and Luke and Jessica Ann Coil.
He was preceded in death by great-grandmother, Joan Houser, and an aunt, Carol Ann Coil.
Austin was a sophomore at Benjamin Logan High School, where he was a member of the football team. He loved football and enjoyed playing all sports.
He worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Bellefontaine and also helped local farmers baling hay in the summer.
Pastor Lynn Cleaveland officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine 43311.
Express condolences at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.