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Marlene Young

d. June 14, 2014

Marlene Edith Young, Age 78, Passed away at 11:20 am on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in St. John’s Hospice. She was born on September 11, 1935, in Springfield, IL, 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 from Springfield, IL; a daughter-in-law, Esther Young from O’Fallon, MO; eleven grandchildren, Christy (Carl) Pitti, Cory (Stephanie) Young, Craig (Mikaela) Young, Tim (Alicia) Stewart, Sarah (Richard) Lynch, Rachel (Don) Kauffman, Abigail Stewart, Jennifer (Zac) Reagan, Brenden (Alyssa) Richardson, Aaron (Klarice) Richardson, and April Mattsson; 9 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 7 great step-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 PM on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Athens Christian Church in Athens, IL. Funeral Services will be at 10 AM on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Athens Christian Church, also in Athens, IL.

Rev. Ken Gennicks will be officiating.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Petersburg, IL.


  1. Marlene was a very sweet, kind and caring person. We had a great time working together when she was the DON at the Villa. God Bless you all during this time of loss.

  2. Ed and family,

    So sorry to read of your loss and wish we had been able to deliver our deepest sympathy in person. Marlene was always one with such a sweet personality and always willing to help when I had the Girl Scouts. I know she will be deeply missed by you all; however, hope your memories will always keep her alive in your thoughts and hearts. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

    Edna and Bill Seipel

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