Beatrice C. Young, 95

Beatrice C. Young, 95, formerly of 323 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, died at 8:54 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Otterbein of St. Marys.

She was born on Oct. 31, 1915, in Yellow Springs, the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. C. Harold Clerke, and they preceded her in death.

On Sept. 22, 1938, she married S. Chester Young, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1982.  

She is survived by her children, Beatrice Ann Young of Valdez, Alaska, Thomas (Cindy) Young of Erlanger, Ky., and William (Cindy) Young of New Bremen; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Arbenz.

Mrs. Young was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.  She was a member of the New Bremen Historic Association, the Friends of the New Bremen Library, the former New Bremen Women’s Club, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. She was a graduate of Ryley High School in South Bend, Ind., the Western College in Oxford, the University of Cincinnati and the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.

She taught second grade at the New Bremen Elementary School for 20 years and continued to substitute teach for another 12 years, following her retirement.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour before services at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Sidney at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the church memorial fund, the Friends of the New Bremen Library, the Otterbein of St. Marys Partners Appreciation Fund or to the Grand Lake Hospice.