Mary Ellen, nee Hemphill, Young, 95, of Marissa, IL; born on September 1, 1924 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Pinckneyville Community Hospital in Pinckneyville, IL.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker. She also worked as a data processor at Scott Air Force Base and was a secretary for the Marissa School District. Mrs. Young was a United States Marine Corp Women’s Reserve Veteran. She served during World War II and obtained the rank of Corporal. She enlisted on September 24, 1944 and was discharged on May 9, 1946. Mary Ellen was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir. She loved genealogy and was a member of the Marissa Historical and Genealogy Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents – John and Marjorie, nee Amo, Hemphill. Her husband – John Young Jr. whom she married on November 6, 1952 in San Francisco, CA and who passed away on April 29, 2017. One daughter – Mary Baker. One son – Brian Young. One sister and two brothers.
She is survived by her sons – David (Victoria) Young of Bremerton, WA; John (Dianne) Young III of Saline, MI; Mark (Tracey) Young of Lacey, WA. Eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Friends may call at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 12:00noon to 2:00pm.
Funeral: Services will be held at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL on Thursday, October 10, at 2:00pm.
Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.