Edith S. Young, 89, of Medora, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at her residence.
Born Jan. 29, 1925, in Jonesville, Virginia, she was the daughter of William Lee and Rosa Ann Saylor Yeary, both of whom preceded her in death. On July 20, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan, she married Ralph J. Young, who preceded her in death Dec. 30, 2013.
She was a member of Liberty Christian Church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and caring for her family.
Edith graduated from Flatwoods High School in Jonesville, Virginia, attended a trade school in Norfolk, Virginia, and worked at the naval shipyard in Norfolk after graduation. She also worked at Medora Plastics factory while raising her children.
Survivors include four sons, Jack Young of Medora, Don (Amy) Young of Winterville, North Carolina, Jeff (Linda) Young of Seymour and Doug Young of Medora: two daughters, Sharon (Glen) Davidson and Marcella Young, both of Seymour; four sisters, Fannie Nichols of Kokomo, Iris (Bill) Haywood of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Ruth (Frankie) May of Greenwood and Pat Bartlett of Bedford; 12 grandchildren, Greg (Michelle) Davidson, Jon (Tracey) Davidson, Michael (Amy) Davidson, Craig Young, Hollie (David) Perkins, Landon Young, Kelly Young, Jordan (Lauren) Young, Brooke (Ryan) Stein, Ashley (Alberto) Saldana, Leah Young and Farrah Young; 11 great-grandchildren, Cassie Davidson, Kirsten Davidson, Kirsten Marie Skinner, Christopher Davidson, Alex Davidson, Tristin Perkins, Trinity Perkins, Maleigh Young, Finley Stein, Sierra Young and Kaylee Young.
Besides her parents and her husband, she also was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel Carroll; four brothers, Zenis, Ross, Germany and Allen Yeary; a granddaughter, Angela Young; and two great-granddaughters, Chloe Davidson and Isabella Perkins.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Brownstown, with Kenneth Fisher officiating. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Our Hospice of Columbus.
Online condolences may be made at www.spurgeonfh.com.