Jean Ann (Reader) Young

Born: Mon., Sep. 11, 1933
Died: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 05, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 05, 2018
Location: Harrisville

Family Prayer Service

10:00 AM Thu., Sep. 06, 2018
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 06, 2018
Location: Harrisville Fire Hall

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Jean Ann Young, 84, of Harrisville, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018 with her family at her side in Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, NY.  She had resided at their Extended Care Facility since 2015.

Born in Harrisville, NY on September 11, 1933, a daughter of Floyd and Dorothy (Mayhew) Reader, she graduated from Harrisville High School with the class of 1951. Following high school, she worked as a telephone operator.

She married Frederic Smith on August 5, 1953 in Harrisville, NY, and moved to Corpus Christi, TX, where her husband was stationed in the US Navy.  Upon her husband’s discharge from the Navy, the couple returned to Harrisville.  From 1960 until 1967, she and her husband, along with Carl and Laverna Ripley, purchased a grocery store and market on lower Maple Street that became the R & S Market, from where they lived and continued to raise their family.  Mr. Smith, who was a volunteer fireman, died suddenly on May 9, 1972 from a heart attack while responding to a structure fire in Harrisville. 

On February 2, 1974, she married Richard Young and continued to reside in Harrisville.  Mr. Young died in December, 2001.

Jean began her career as a medical receptionist in 1970 when she went to work for Dr. Neil at the Harrisville Medical Center.  Following Dr. Neil’s departure, she worked as a medical receptionist and office manager at Carthage Area Hospital where she primarily worked for Drs. Khan and Siddiqui, until she returned to the Harrisville Medical Center where she worked in the same capacity for Dr. Beane until she retired in the early 1990’s.

She was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church in Harrisville where she was very active with their vacation Bible schools.  She was a past active volunteer member of the former Harrisville American Legion, the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary and Gutter Dusters Bowling League. 

An ardent reader and knitter, she also enjoyed her family’s hunting club in Cranberry Lake, and especially loved spending time with family and friends at her Lake Bonaparte home, where she was affectionately known by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren as “Gramma Lake”. 

Surviving are her four daughters, Sheri L. Young and companion, Bill Hornig, of Lowville, Shelley M. Irish and husband, Terry, of Shrewsbury, MA, Sandra J. Weaver and husband, Todd, of Harrisville, and Susan J. Mead and husband, Robert, of Burlington, NJ; three sons, Richard K. Young and wife, Donna, of Oklahoma, Drew A. Young, of Cranberry Lake, and Bart E. Young and wife, Kim, of Harrisville; fourteen grandchildren, Jeanna M. Kill, Richard F. Young, Gregor M. Irish, Callie M. Monte, Kelsey M. Irish, Hannah P. Butts, Nathan A. Weaver, Ryan J. Weaver, Jarrett F. Mead, Tanner R. Mead, Ryleigh J. Mead, Ondrea Young, Cameron J. Young and Severin L. Young; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by her brother Charles Reader, who was killed in WWII, her three sisters, Laverna Ripley, Berta Langs and Donna Hall, and her grandson, Drew Allen Young, Jr.

Jean’s funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018, beginning with a Family Prayer Service at 10:00 a.m. at Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville, followed by an 11:00 a.m. funeral service that all are invited to attend at the Harrisville Fire Hall.  Burial will follow in the Harrisville Community Cemetery, after which, all in attendance are invited back to the Harrisville Fire Hall for a funeral luncheon.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, September 5th, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility’s Activity Fund.

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linda walseman
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
i took jean down to the beauty shop to have her hair done. with deepest sympathy

John and Deneen Homer
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Our deepest condolences. Jean was an amazing lady and will be missed by all that she crossed paths with. Much love to all

Katherine Irish
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
The summer Tom & I spent at Lake Bonaparte, we would go next door to visit with Jean or bring her a meal. I enjoyed getting to know her and the many stories she shared about Shelly and her sisters. She was a lovely lady. So sorry to entire family for your loss.

Suzanne Rothenberger
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
I never met Jean, but after knowing Sandy I can imagine what a wonderful caring person she was. Deepest sympathy to you all.

Cindy Campany
   Posted Mon September 03, 2018
Many fond memories of Jean and the family at Lake Bonaparte. Thinking of all of you.

Bev,Jack and Crystal Phillips
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Sheri,Shelly,Sandy,Susan and family's
Our thoughts and prayers continue for you...Jean was a great lady. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this difficult time

Mark & Kelly Ritz
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Sheri, Sandy and the rest of your family. So very sorry for your loss, God is with you wrapping his arms around each and every one of you.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Mark & Kelly Ritz

Jim LaParr
   Posted Tue September 04, 2018
Sorry to hear of Jean's passing, we graduated in the class of 1951 and I remember her all through our school years as a caring, sincere and fun loving friend. May she rest in peace

Dale Best
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
Sending prayers ! Jean was a wonderful lady !

Albert Gardner
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
I knew Jean through my long association with Frederic and Richard , both of them were long time school friends. Memories of Jean have been with me for many years when I think of those times together. Jean was remarkable in many ways, the kind of person who is able to make others welcome and pleased to be in her company. I am sure she will be dearly remembered by all who knew her. My sympathy to Jean’s family and to all those who knew her.

Elton and Lynda wood
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Susan and family so sorry to see this. Just reading about it. Your mom will be missed. She was a great person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lynda and Elton .

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