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Mary Ellen Young

September 25, 1957 March 8, 2017
Mary Ellen Young
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Mary Ellen Young of Greenville passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10 AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, March12, 2017 after 4 PM at St. Lawrence Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to EEE & T College Fund.

Mary Ellen was born September 25, 1957 in Gary, Indiana to Robert B. and Santa T. (Nuzzo) Gavin. She married Alan Young on February 4, 1978 in Merrillville, Indiana. She is survived by her husband of Greenville, her daughters Beth Spencer and her husband John David of Dublin, OH, Megan Henschen and her husband Craig of Alhambra, IL, and Allison Martin and her husband Kyle of Troy, IL, along with the lights of her life, her grandchildren, Emma Henschen, Ethan Henschen, Easton Henschen, and Tessa Martin. She is also survived by her siblings Kathy Barako and her husband John of Louisville, KY, Maggie Jensen and her husband Jim of Carmel, IN, Martin Gavin and his wife Kiki of Portland, OR, Robert Gavin and his wife Yolanda of Houston, TX, Virginia Elizabeth Gavin of Indianapolis, IN, and Ruth Ann Lugo and her husband Vince of Yorba Linda, CA, along with a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Jimmy Gavin, and a sister Sr. Pat Gavin.

She grew up in Merrillville, IN. She attended Vocational Technical Institute in Indianapolis, IN where she studied medical assisting. After her marriage she and her husband lived briefly in Morton, IL and moved to Greenville in October of 1978. She worked several years for Greenville Medical Associates and then started working as a phlebotomist at Greenville Regional Hospital. In May of last year she left the hospital and was currently working in the lab at Greenville Family Practice. She was a member of the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary and had also served as president. She had also co-chaired the Auxiliary’s Hospital Bazaar twice. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

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Visitation

Sunday

12

Mar

4:00 PM 3/12/2017 4:00:00 PM
St. Lawrence Catholic Church

512 S. Prairie Street
Greenville, IL 62246

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
512 S. Prairie Street Greenville 62246 IL
United States

Service

Monday

13

Mar

10:00 AM 3/13/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Lawrence Catholic Church

512 S. Prairie Street
Greenville, IL 62246

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
512 S. Prairie Street Greenville 62246 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Lawrence Cemetery Final Resting Place

Greenville, IL 62246

Greenville 62246 IL
United States
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