BROOKSVILLE – Elaine G. Austin, 80, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, with family by her side in Nixa, Mo. Elaine was born July 15, 1927, to Tru-man and Evelyn (Staples) Gray. She grew up in Penobscot. She graduated from Clark High School and attended Husson College. She was a 50-year member of O.E.S. She was an artist of beautiful landscape and ocean paintings, and was an avid reader who loved the outdoors. She is survived by son, David Austin and his wife, Lois, of Brooksville; daughter, Jane Austin of Nixa, Mo.; grandchildren, Kimberly and Derrick Dootson of Nixa, Mo., Jennifer and Ben Dyer of Brooksville, Bruce and Jess Austin of Brooksville; great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Nicholas Dootson of Nixa, Mo.; and special sister-in-law, Faye Cosentino of Brooksville. She was predeceased by her husband, Bruce, in 1969; and her sister, Priscilla, in 2006. Friends and family will gather to share memories and refreshments 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at West Brooks-ville Congregational Church.