Doris Young

Doris YoungDoris M. Young, 93, of Rushville died at 11:05 p.m. July 22, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

She was born March 31, 1925, in Golden, a daughter of Heie J. and Bertha Mueller Eckhoff. She married John Paul Young on March 6, 1943, in Golden. He preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2003.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Sue Ann Young; and two sisters, Lenora Flesner and Erna Eckhoff.

Surviving are two sons, Donald Lee (and Donna) Young of Rushville and John Leslie (and Cherie) Young of Springfield; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and three step great-great-grandchildren.

She was baptized in the Lutheran faith on April 26, 1925, and confirmed April 2, 1939.

She graduated from Golden Community High School. After her marriage, she and John Paul joined the Zion Methodist Church in rural Rushville and were members until the church closed in 1953. They then became members of First United Methodist Church in Rushville.

She was an active member of the Buena Vista Mothers Club for over 60 years. She also was a RSVP volunteer with the Schuyler County Senior Citizens Center in Rushville since 1996. She helped her husband and sons farm until their retirement in 1987, when her husband’s health failed.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Reverend Randy McGeehon officiating. Burial will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Rushville or the Schuyler County Food Basket.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/25/2018


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