07 October 2011
Mary Ott Young (1842-1907)
She was united in marriage to Thomas J. Young, April 16, 1863. To this union was born three children, two sons and one daughter, all of whom survive.
Sister Young united with the Merriam Christian Church in 1862 and has remained a faithful member until her death. Sister Young was of a quiet disposition but a true and devoted member to her church, a good wife and a kind and loving mother.
In her last sickness which was of a short duration, sister Young was an intense sufferer but the night before her death she sang all night and the next morning she told her son she had rested so good. She leaves to mourn their loss an aged husband, two sons, one daughter, seven sisters, one brother and a host of friends.
We, as a church, feel keenly the loss, the community feels the loss of a good citizen, the husband and children a good loving wife and mother. We hope our loss is her eternal game.
Services were conducted by Rev. R.W. Page at Merriam Saturday at eleven O'clock. Interment in the Chapel Cemetery.