Helen B. Young

Friday, January 23, 2015

Helen B. Young, 85, Nevada, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. Helen was born July 12, 1929, in Racine, Mo., to Virgil Edward and Mable (McDaniel) Shumaker. On April 8, 1943, she was united in marriage to Roy Robert "Bob" Young, in Fort Scott, Kan., and he preceded her in death.

Helen grew up in Nevada and attended Nevada schools. She lived most of her life in Nevada. Throughout her working life Helen was employed by Key Work Clothes, Nelly Don, and the Nevada State Hospital from 1967 to 1984, until her retirement. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada.

Survivors include one son, Bob Young and his wife, Phyllis, Nevada; four grandsons, Shane Young, Kansas City, Mo., Shannon Young, Nevada, Robert Musick, Butler, Mo., and Richard Brown, Marshfield, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Heather Berry, Brytani Musick, Cody Brown, and Caleb Brown; her great-great-granddaughter, Kierstyn Berry; one sister, Betty Barker, Nevada; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Bob, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Donna Brown; and one brother, Raymond Shumaker.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Mel Mabra officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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