She was born in Dexter Sept. 5, 1921, daughter of James R. Howell and Julia Wood Howell. She and Thomas H. Young were married in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 13, 1943.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas H. Young; and one brother, Col. James R. Howell of Willowstreet, Pa.; also nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.
She graduated from Cape Central High School and later attended Cape Business College. She worked at Woolworths in Cape and later was manager of a ladies' clothing store in Alton, Ill., for several years.
She participated in several community organizations, including the Alton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Easter Seal Society. She was also active in the Alton College Avenue and the Dexter Presbyterian Churches for many years, serving on the Board of Deacons, the Evangelism Council as well as other committee activities.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at the Dexter Cemetery with the Rev. Nancy Gillard officiating.
Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, Dexter, Mo., Chateau Girardeau Foundation, or to the American Heart Association.