Archive for Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Obituary: Maurice Wayne Young

1918-2005

May 25, 2005

Services for Maurice Wayne Young, 87, Basehor, were Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie. Burial was in Miami Memorial Gardens, Paola.

Mr. Young died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Life Care Center of Kansas City. He was born March 2, 1918, at Aubrey Township west of Stilwell, the son of John Wesley and Mittie Elizabeth (Johnston) Young.

He attended school in Fontana. He married Evelyn May Brocker on Oct. 6, 1939, in Paola. They made their home in Fontana and moved to Kansas City, Kan., in the early 1940s. Mr. Young worked at an ammunition plant in Independence, Mo.

As a member of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II in China and the Philippines. After his discharge, he farmed a short time at Parker and then began working for Standard Oil as a truck driver out of Armourdale in Kansas City, Kan. He worked for Standard Oil for more than 30 years, retiring in 1978 to Adrian, Mo.

He and his wife then moved to Basehor in 1996. Mr. Young was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Adrian.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of the home; two sons Keith Wayne Young, Tongan-oxie, and Steven Maurice Young, Basehor; sisters Frances Brown, Kansas City, Mo., Geraldine Moore, and husband, Vernon, of Fontana, and Marjorie Wittenbrink and her husband, Carl, of Osawatomie; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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