Betty was born in Dexter, Mo., on May 10, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Leslie Stuart and Frona (Francis) Stuart Morrow. Betty was raised in Dexter, graduating from Dexter High School in 1943.
On July 31, 1949, Betty married John William "Bill" Young in Dexter. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1989.
In 1949, Betty and Bill moved to the farm south of Hillsboro. Betty worked as a bookkeeper at the Hillsboro State Bank from 1968-1976. After Bill's death, Betty moved to Zionsville, Ind. Betty was very active as a volunteer and was recognized for her service of over 5,000 hours for the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. She had also volunteered for the American Heart Association. In October 2009, Betty moved to Cincinnati to be closer to her children.
Betty was a former member of the New Liberty Christian Church, of Hillsboro and was presently a member of the Zionsville Christian Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Margaret "Margie" Ann (husband-Steve) Alexander, Cortland, Ohio, Susan Elizabeth (husband-Dave) Brogden, Harrison, Ohio, and Mary Caryl (husband-Michael Webb) Young, Santa Fe, N.M.; a sister, Maxine Daniel of Dexter; six grandchildren, Scott and Brian Alexander, Elizabeth and Anne Brogden, Kathryn and Claire Webb; a great-granddaughter, Lola Ann Alexander.
A memorial service for Betty will be held at the New Liberty Christian Church, south of Hillsboro, on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Larry Whinnery officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the church.