Born Dec. 30, 1938, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Walter Lee Young and Elizabeth Annetta Mormans Young.
She was a 1957 graduate of Brazil High School. While in school, she worked at the Murphy's Five and Dime store as a cosmetics clerk, and after graduation, worked for Lynn Kidd Insurance Company.
On Jan. 6, 1962, she married Jack E. Young, who survives.
Later, she was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker while her children were young, and then in 1985, went back to work and was the office manager for S. Rahim Farid, M.D.and later when Lois Lynn Moss M.D. came to town, she helped her open her office and managed both offices until the time of Dr. Farid's retirement, and then worked solely for Dr. Moss. She continued to work full-time alongside Dr. Moss through her illness, up until recent weeks when her health wouldn't allow her to anymore.
She was an active member of the Greencastle Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and avidly shared her interest in the Bible with as many as she could. She was a big-time animal lover and took in any stray needing a home and nursed many wounded and injured animals and wildlife back to health. She and her family had many cats and dogs as pets. Her cats were her passion though, even showing some in the state and national levels with her daughter for a while. Hobbies included many kinds of artwork and doing stained glass projects; of which she was very talented at, gardening, sewing, snow skiing, being outdoors and taking vacations to the beach. Later, when her health failed, she took up reading, needlepoint, and quilting. She was very devoted and close to her children and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, several aunts and uncles, a sister-in-law, and four nephews.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; a daughter, Tonya Jael Young Swearingen and husband Jeffrey Swearingen of Brazil; a son, Troy Joel Young and wife Marcy Young and two granddaughters, Hayley Anna Young and Samara Lynn Young, all of Reelsville; a brother, Walter E."Walt" Young and a special friend Brenda of Brazil; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews; and a very close friend, Charlotte Romanic of Greencastle.
There will be no visitation. Lawson-Miller Chapel of Brazil is in charge of the arrangements. Private services were held on Sunday at Summit Lawn Cemetery with Bro. Mike Gerking officiating.