Marguerite M. Young, 88, Maryville, MO

Published 01/27 2014 08:40AM

Updated 01/27 2014 08:46AM

Marguerite M. Young, 88, of Maryville, MO, passed from this life on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Nodaway Nursing Home in Maryville, surrounded by family.

Marguerite was born on January 16, 1926 in Moberly, MO; to John Frederick and Hannah (Wink) Gutekunst. She was a graduate of Moberly High School, and Moberly Junior College.

On September 12, 1948, at Trinity Methodist Church in Moberly, Marguerite was united in marriage to Vilas Earl Young. They spent over 65 years together until her death.

Marguerite and Vilas moved to Maryville in 1964, and had previously lived in Ridgeway and Gallatin, MO. She was a homemaker, and so much more. Marguerite was a member of the First Christian Church, Maryville, MO. She loved her church family, and was a tireless volunteer who spent countless hours maintaining the church kitchen, organizing rummage sales, was a member of the Mary & Martha Circle, and the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was one of the first female presidents of the Church Board. In the community, she delivered Meals on Wheels, helped at the Ministry Center, was a member of the Good Neighbor Club while living in Ridgeway; the NoCoMo and Young Economist's Extension Clubs in Nodaway County, was a 4-H Leader, and had been active in the PTA at both Maryville and Gallatin, MO.

Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jeffrey Young; sisters Jean Powell-Fultz (her twin), Mary Palmatary, and brother, John Gutekunst, Jr.

She is survived by husband Vilas Young, of the home in Maryville, their children, Anita (Jerry) Dew, Maryville, Jan (Jim) Meyer, Ankeny, IA, Nina (Paul) Nickerson, Maryville, Ellen (Bob) Ferguson, Maryville, Nancy (Paul) Costello, Liberty, MO, and Dr. Eric (Nanette) Young, Ft. Collins, CO; 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a brother-in-law, sister-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Young’s body had been cremated under the direction of the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the First Christian Church, Maryville.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the First Christian Church, Maryville, with the Rev. Dale Stewart officiating. Inurnment will be in Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church, 201 W. 3rd St. Maryville, MO, 64468, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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