Mary I. “Jeanie” Young, age 86, of West Liberty, Ohio went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:55 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2020 at Green Hills Community in West Liberty.
She was born in Springfield, Ohio January 27, 1934, a daughter of the late Raymond E. and Margaret W. (Engle) Winkhart.
On June 2, 1951, she married Elmer Lewis Young and he preceded her in death August 6, 2016. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Young; a sister, Betty Johnson and two brothers, Harold Winkhart and William “Billy” Winkhart.
She is survived by her children, Deborah (David) Wallace of West Liberty, Terry (Ron) Vanest of Prospect, Ohio, Mary Young of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Kim Young of Urbana, Ohio, Mark (Janet) Young of West Liberty and Brenda (Eric) Knepper of Urbana; thirty grandchildren; thirty one great grandchildren with three more on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jeanie worked several places including working as a candy maker at Marie’s Candies in West Liberty. She was a longtime member of the West Liberty First Church of God and loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She loved to host and attend family get-togethers and always made more than enough food for everyone. She was always there for her children’s activities and sporting events and as time went on, she would be there at her grandchildren’s events. She was a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the New York Yankees.
Pastors Nate Wilcoxon and Ray Headings will officiate the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 at the West Liberty First Church of God in West Liberty. Friends may call two hours prior to the funeral service at the church.
Burial will be at the Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty.
Due to current pandemic orders, please be symptom-free, practice social distancing and please wear a mask.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty is honored to serve the Young family.