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Roberta Young

July 15, 1949 ~ February 4, 2019 (age 69)

Roberta Ann Young, age 69, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 1:01 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.

She was born July 15, 1949 in Carrollton, Illinois the daughter of Robert and Marjorie Breitweiser Young.

Roberta was a teacher at Brown County Community Unit District No. 1 for 34 years, having taught most of those years at Versailles Grade School. 

She graduated from Jerseyville High School and received her Bachelors of Education Degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.

Roberta was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling. 

She was also a member of the Illinois Education Association (Retired), Brown County Education Association, Illinois Retired Teachers, having served on several committees, Schuyler Brown Retired Teachers, serving as treasurer for several years, Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma holding all of the offices, past member of the Idelle Rebekah Lodge, member of the Illinois A.I chapter of T.T.T. serving as treasurer for several years, was president of the Brown County Senior Council and had served on the board of the Area Agency on Aging and Meals Plus for several years.  Roberta was an active volunteer for RSVP and St. Mary’s School

Survivors include 1 brother David Young of Jerseyville, Illinois.  A special aunt Doris Kadell of Jerseyville, Illinois.  2 nieces Becky Walsh (Tim) and Mandy Brennecka all of Jerseyville, Illinois also survive along with 1 great nephew Kyle and 2 great nieces Brianna and Elaina.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2019 in the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling, Illinois with Father Steve Thompson officiating. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. 

Graveside services will then be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday in the St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville, Illinois.

Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church or Shriners Hospitals for Children. 

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 The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.

Donations may be made to:

Holy Family Catholic Church
Mount Sterling IL

Shriners Hospitals for Children
2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607

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