Marlene Edith Young
ATHENS, IL - Marlene Edith Young, 78, passed away at 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at St. John's Hospice.
She was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of Herbert Charles and Edith Flora Churchill Taylor.
She celebrated 61 years of marriage to Clair Edwin Young, whom she wed on May 30, 1953. She was a 1953 graduate of Athens Community High School and earned her Licensed Practical Nurse certification from the Springfield School of Practical Nursing in 1968. She was a member of the Athens Christian Church and a previous leader in the Girl Scouts of America.
She is survived by four daughters: Deborah (Daniel) Stewart, Cynthia (Gray) Pierson, Christine (Timothy) Mattsson and Carolyn Young, all of Springfield, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Esther Young of O'Fallon, Mo.; 11 grandchildren: Christy (Carl) Pitti, Cory (Stephanie) Young, Craig (Mikaela) Young, Tim (Alicia) Stewart, Sarah (Richard) Lynch, Rachel (Don) Kauffman, Abigail Stewart, Jennifer (Zac) Reagan, Brendon (Alyssa) Richardson, Aaron (Klarice) Richardson and April Mattsson; nine great-grandchildren: Autumn, Scarlett, and Connor Young, Colton Young, Kinley and Camden Lynch, Jonathan and Lucas Kauffman, and Carter Richardson; three step-grandchildren: Karyn (Jason) Hadley, Jack (Janelle) Pierson, and Jason (Lindsey) Pierson; and seven step great-grandchildren: Trinity Reagan, Sienna, Jacelyn, Graycyn, and Jaxton Hadley, Layla Pierson, and Phillip Pierson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Carl Young; and a brother, Thomas Taylor.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Athens Christian Church in Athens, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at also at Athens Christian Church. The Rev. Ken Gennicks will be officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Petersburg, Ill.
Memorials can be made to: Athens Christian Church or St. John's Hospice.
The family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Online condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.
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