Richard Young
(1930 - 2010)

Richard Young

March 8, 1930

March 19, 2010

Richard William “Dick” Young died at 11:25 am. Friday, March 19, 2010 at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.

He was born March 8, 1930, to Pete R. and Grace (Hunt) Young, in Kane, Illinois.

He was raised on a farm and moved to Jerseyville, Illinois, at the age of fifteen. He graduated from Jersey Community High School. He worked at the International Shoe factory, before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force for four years.

He married Thomasine Powell of Carrollton, Illinois on March 15, 1952. They raised a family of four.

He retired from Owens Illinois Mold manufacturing in Alton, Illinois.

He later married Linda Handling on June 24, 1984 in Alton, Illinois. She survives in Apache Junction, Arizona, where they made their home for the last nine years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard W. “Chip” and Brenda Young, of New Market, Alabama, and three daughters, Sally Stevens of Jerseyville, Susan and Herman Sehr of Delhi, Illinois, and Brenda and Duane Montgomery of Fieldon, Illinois, and a stepson, Shane Simpson of Mesa, Arizona, and the following grandchildren, Bobby Stevens, David (Amy) Ansell, both of Jerseyville, Kurt (Sarah) Ansell, of Alton, and Devin Montgomery of Fieldon; step grandchildren Cody Sehr, Bobbie (John) Lawson, of Jerseyville and Cathy (Mike) Zeller of Alabama, and great grandchildren, Kaden, Oakley, Samantha, and Zachary Ansell; step great grandchildren, Lane and Tate Bottom, Joshua Lawson and Sophie Zeller, and two sisters, Eldora Stiles and Eura Mae Weaver, both of Jerseyville, and two brothers, Theodore H. “Ted” Young (Gladys) of Rosewood Heights, Illinois and Robert S. “Bob” Young (Jean) of Jerseyville.

Per his request, the body was cremated, with no visitation. A celebration of Dick's life is to be held at Mount Gilead Church, in Carrollton, Illinois, on May 8, 2010 at 11:00 am. Burial to be at Mount Gilead Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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debra east (neice)
April 25th, 2010
I recall going to visit Uncle Dick and Aunt Thomasine when they lived out in Delhi. Uncle Dick always had his Basset Hounds. I believe he even had them when he lived in the city of Jerseyville. I'll remember Uncle Dick for many things, but the Basset Hounds bring a smile to my face.
Paul Burrows (Nephew)
April 25th, 2010
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Paul Burrows
April 25th, 2010
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