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Mary E. (McElfresh) Young

December 21, 1924 ~ January 22, 2018 (age 93)

Mary E Young, age 93, of Elwood, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Community Parkview Care Center. 
Mary was born in Elwood, Indiana on December 21, 1924 to the late Ralph and Sylvia (Shook) McElfresh.
On August 15, 1942 she married the love of her life Robert "Gene" Young, and they shared 47 years of marriage.
In her spare time Mary enjoyed researching the genealogy of her family, gardening, planting and watching her flowers bloom. She also had a passion for collecting pictures. She especially enjoyed family reunions and spending time with relatives. 
Mary worked for many years as a certified nurses aid in local nursing homes. She also worked in the local canning factories. But her favorite thing was being a wife and mother, taking care of her family. 
Mary is survived by Daughter, Barbara  Carter of Elwood, IN, Son, Jack (Judy) Young of Elwood, IN, Son, Robert Eugene Young, Jr. of Elwood, Daughter, Annie (Dean) Westrick of SC, Daughter, Loretta (Bob) Chasteen of AR, Son, Jeff Young of Elwood, Son, Jerry (Theresa) Young of AR. Her legacy also includes 149 grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her Husband, Robert "Gene" Young, Father, Ralph McElfresh, Mother, Sylvia McElfresh, Sons , Lester and Chester  Young, Sister, Carolyn Thomas, Brothers, Gene, Bill, and Victor McElfresh, Grandson, Jessie Young, Grandson, Kevin Young, Granddaughter, Tammy  Chasteen Center, and Great-Great-Granddaughter, Braylee Carter.

Funeral services to celebrate Mary's life  will be conducted at 12:00 pm Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Dunnichay Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Blaylock officiating. Burial will follow in the Elwood City Cemetery. 
Visitation for family & friends will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home.

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