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Edith Young

November 13, 1936 ~ February 14, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Edith Young, age 86, of Kendallville, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. Mrs. Young was born near Brighton, Indiana on November 13, 1936 to the late William Ray Combs and Pearl (McClanahan) Combs. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1955. She married Leroy Junior Young on January 15, 1956 at the First Baptist Church in Kendallville where she was a member. Edith loved doing word search puzzles and wearing sparkly outfits. She was well known in the area as the sparkly dressed Avon lady. She sold Avon products for 20 years and earned many high sales and achievement awards. Family was most important to Edith, and she loved spending with each one of them. For many years at their home, Edith and Leroy gathered their family together for a homecooked meal on Sunday nights.

Survivors include:
Husband, Leroy Young of Kendallville.
Son, David and Colleen Young of Avilla.
Daughter, Teresa “Terri” and Regan Ford of Kendallville.
7 grandchildren: Kyle and Jessica Young of Fillmore, Indiana; Kris and Brandy Young of Fort Wayne; Zachary and Elisabeth Anderson of Fort Wayne; Jessica and Steven White of Kendallville; Robert and Brandi Ford of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Claira Ford of Kendallville; and Ryan and Jennifer Ford of Kendallville. 14 great grandchildren. 
Sister, Margaret Leacock of Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Susan (Krueckeberg) Young in 1983; and a brother-in-law, Steven Leacock. 

Visitation will be held Friday, February 17th, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor Regan Ford officiating.
Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.
Memorial donations may be made to Church of God, Kendallville.  

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Funeral Service
February 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755


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