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Betty J. Young, 81

Betty Joy Young, 81, of Beldenville, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the Baldwin Area Medical Center.

Mrs. Young was born April 19, 1928, in Cornell, the daughter of Ernest and Lillian (Warnberg) Helmer. She married Donald Young on Dec. 13, 1948.

She was an avid gardener and quilter, and enjoyed walking and being surrounded by her family and friends. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth.

Mrs. Young is survived by her children: Earl Young, David (Judy) Young, Dwight (Fran) Young, Joyce Hadler, Lyle (Jeanne) Young, Doug Young, Shirley (Nick) Loesch, Vernon Young, Ralph (Karen) Young, and Roger (Glenda) Young; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Delaine Peterson, Edith Azure and Dorothy Mutow; and two brothers: Dennis and Gene Helmer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; twin children: Louis and Louise; and brother, Clarence.

A funeral service was held Thursday, July 2, at First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth.

Interment was at Beldenville Cemetery, with pallbearers: Jason Young, Bruce Young, Travis Young, Kristi Johnson, T. J. Hadler and Rebecca Young.

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Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Ellsworth assisted the family with arrangements.