Joan Eunice Young, 90, North Manchester, passed away at 12:45 p.m. on Nov. 14, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born in New Paris on Nov. 14, 1923 to Charles Albert Neff and Bessie May Cripe.
Joan graduated from New Paris High School in 1941 and Manchester College in 1945, where she received a degree in English, biology and library science. She also graduated from Indiana State Library School, Indianapolis, in 1945. Joan married Jay Bruce Young on July 20, 1946. He survives. She worked as the children’s librarian in Goshen. Joan was very active in the church as a teacher, deacon, Women’s Fellowship President, and served several years as the Indiana State Treasurer of Church Women United. She and her husband, Bruce, served as house parents for a BVS unit in Fresno, Calif. in 1954. She spent most of her time on the farm as a homemaker. She cared for fruit and vegetable crops, certified organic and has done much canning and freezing.
She is also survived by one brother, Charles (Laveta) Neff, Goshen. Her parents and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, and North Manchester. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at Timbercrest Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester or Heifer Project International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.