Joy Young, 50

Joy L. Young, Mentone, died at 10:27 p.m. at the Woodlawn Hospital on April 17.

Joy was born on Feb. 15, 1963 to William and Kathryn (Renicker) O’Hara, in Wabash County.  She was a 1981 graduate of Manchester High School. Joy married Mark Young on June 1, 1991 in North Manchester.  She was the secretary of North Central Co-Op for over ten years. Before that, she was a secretary at Winona Corporation for 14 years. She enjoyed bowling, her chickens, and all aspects of farm life as well as being active in Kosciusko County 4-H in goats, sheep and poultry.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Young, Mentone; her parents, William and Kathryn O’Hara, Silver Lake; three daughters, Mariah Young (Austin Metzger), North Manchester, Megan Young, Mentone, Christy Berger, Rochester;  sons, Josh Young, Rochester and Jermey Young, Rochester; seven grandchildren; a sister, Maryann (Jack) Bever, Lagro; and two brothers, Dan (Loni) O’Hara, Silver Lake, and Patrick O’Hara, South Whitley. She was preceded in death by a grandchild and a brother, Scott O’Hara.

Services will be held on Monday, April 22 at King Memorial Home, 101 North Tucker Street, Mentone, Ind., at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Larrie Kreft officiating. Burial will follow at Mentone Cemetery, Mentone.

Preferred memorials are to Kosciusko County 4-H Poultry or the American Heart Association.

Posted on 2013 Apr 22