Myra was born January 16, 1951, to Tony and Audrey Augustine. She was married to Larry Wilke on August 11,1973. She graduated from Belleville West High School in 1969, earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic College, McKendree College and received a master’s degree from SIUE.
Myra’s name will be synonymous with Augustine’s and Tony’s Restaurant, Tony’s Cheese garlic bread, Bling, the T-shirt lady and her overall kindness. Myra first job was at Augustine’s Restaurant, and she and her husband Larry carried on the tradition of Augustine’s Garlic Bread for several years.
Myra taught for East St. Louis School District 189 from 2004 to 2010. After retiring from teaching, Myra started her own custom design business. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and an STL Ram’s fan. She enjoyed going to games and making sure her friends and family were always taken care of.
Long winded but good hearted, most important to Myra was family, she put everyone else ahead of herself.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Tony and Audrey Jean, nee Fischer, Augustine.
Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Larry;
her two sons, Patrick (Melissa) and Matthew (Shelly);
her grandson, Patrick Jr.;
two brothers, Mark and Michael Augustine;
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.
Cremation services will follow.