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River Austin


January 2, 2011
August 22, 2018

Graveside Service 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - Sandoval City Cemetery, Sandoval, IL

River Scott Austin, 7, of Sandoval passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. He was born on January 2, 2011 the son of Larry Austin and Summer Sanders in St. Louis.

River is survived by his mother, Summer Sanders of Sandoval; father, Larry Austin of Sandoval; sisters, Cheyanne Austin, Ava Austin, and Juniper Austin; grandparents, Shirley Austin of Sandoval, and Craig and Missy Sanders of Carter; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and special cousin, Laci Pannell.

River was preceded in death by his great-grandmothers, June Adams, and Mattie Cummins; great-grandfather, Don Sanders; and uncle, Matt Adams.

River was energetic and loved to play games. He had beautiful blue eyes and a sweet smile. He was passionate about baseball and was one of the St. Louis Cardinals biggest fans. River will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.

Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval is in charge of arrangements. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Sandoval City Cemetery in Sandoval. Memorials can be made in River’s honor to the Day Macz Funeral Home to aid the family with expenses. Online condolences and memories of River may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.