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Barbara Alice Young, 85, went to be with the lord in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 13, 2020, after battling complications of the heart for many years.

Barbara was born in Jersey County, Illinois, on November 22, 1934.  She was one of three children born to James “Shack” and Alice “Toots” (Cummings) Lyles. 

Barbara attended Jersey Country Schools throughout her primary and secondary education.  At the age of 17, she met the love of her life, Roy Young. Barbara and Roy were married on September 5, 1953 in Jersey County.  Together they shared 67 years of blissful marriage.  During which they were blessed with 5 children.

Barbara worked in various occupations throughout her life. Her primary occupation was as a homemaker.  Barbara was an avid lover of exotic animals.  She enjoyed the trill of antiquing and had a profound love for shopping.  She was an active member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville.

Surviving are her husband Roy Young of Jerseyville; three daughters, Kim and Dale Desherlia of Jerseyville, Holly and Harold Whittles of Peoria, Melody and Jim Tolcou of Florida; two sons, John Young of Colorado, Steven Young of Grafton; a brother and sister in law, James and Sandra Lyles of Kane, a sister and brother in law, Tonda and David Pegue of Fieldon; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; numerous other nieces and nephews.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, James and Alice Lyles and her in-laws.

Graveside services will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Kane Cemetery.

With Pastor Gleason, of the Hope Lutheran Church, presiding.

Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville has been entrusted with arrangements.

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