Alice T. Younce, 92

Alice T. Younce, 92, of Wabash, died at 3:25 pm, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash. 

She was born April 27, 1924, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Ballard and Daisy (Pitts) Thompson.

Alice married Walter Younce in Wabash on March 12, 1949; he died July 22, 1964. 

She worked at General Tire in Wabash, retiring in 1984.  Alice enjoyed going to church, quilting, crocheting, sewing, and sitting outside looking at the flowers and watching hummingbirds.  She also enjoyed talking to people, listening to gospel music, and especially loved children. 

She is survived by two daughters, Jill (Gene) Dyson and Lavone (Dick) Smith, both of Wabash; seven grandchildren, Jason (Jozanna) Corn of Wabash, Zechariah (Kristyn) Smith of Noblesville, Jennifer Rickner and Tracey (Jeff) Snyder, both of Wabash, Rachel (Paul) McKnight of Greentown, Sarah (Aaron) McClary of Markle, and Tyler (Casey) Dyson of Wabash; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three sisters, Elsie (Edward) Shepherd of Urbana, Jeanette (Burnis) Pitts of Louisville, Ky., and Ora Reynolds of Pierceton; and two brothers, Leslie (Janice) Thompson of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Ballard James Thompson of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, four sisters, grandson, Joshua Paul Smith, and grandson-in-law, Mark Rickner.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Aaron McClary officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Heart to Heart Hospice in Marion.

The memorial guest book for Alice may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Jan 23