Kathleen Ione Young
Kathleen Ione Young died at her daughter’s home May 16, 2019 at the age of 75.
Kathy was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on January 30, 1944 to Paul and Lorena Place Atkinson. She retired from Oral and Facial Surgery Assoc. in 2001. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Smithville, MO and had been a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Brownsville, TX for the past 8 years.
Kathy was married to Robert Kent Young on September 7, 1964. Together they had 3 daughters. She is survived by her husband, Kent; daughters Robin (Doug) Whittenburg of Shawnee, KS, Rachelle (Matt) Hirsch of Olathe, KS, and Radonna (Wyn) Barkema of Gladstone, MO. Also surviving are her eleven grandchildren; Brittaney (Chuck) Zhao, Brooklyn (Ryan) Linduff, Brandt (Holly) Whittenburg, Brenden Whittenburg, Jordan Gipson, Nicholaus (Theresa) Gipson, Bailey Gipson, Hayden (Jacob) Salsbury, Layton (Amanda) Barkema, Madelyn (Tyler) Shore, and Clayre Barkema. She is also survived by her eight great-grandchildren; Samuel Zhao, Silas Linduff, Oliver Linduff, Paisley Linduff, Zander Gipson, Lena Whittenburg, Weston Shore, and Josephine Salsbury. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Betty Young of Topeka, KS.
In addition to children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she is also survived by two older sisters; Elsie Hunter of Moscow, PA and Sharon Copeland of Cutler, OH, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and two brothers.
Kathy enjoyed playing piano and singing, crocheting (especially with her crafters group at Winter Haven Resort), playing board games with her family, and spending time with her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening in her free time, including succulents which she liked to grow in Texas. She also had a love for boxer dogs, owning 6 throughout her life. She passed her love for boxers down to her children. She loved baseball, especially the Kansas City Royals, never missing a game when she could help it.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019, 2:00 PM at the Faith Baptist Church, 14450 N. 169, Highway,Suite I, Smithville, MO with Pastor Rick Shrader officiating. Early arrival for fellowship is encouraged. There will be a reception at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/