Irene Young, 89, of Osceola died Sept. 5, 2013, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. The Rev. Terry Roberts officiated. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given to HCI Care Services of Osceola.
Irene Doris Young, daughter of Elizabeth Ann (Roberts) and Marius Pedersen, was born July 2, 1924, in Hopeville.
Irene received her early education in Hopeville and graduated from Osceola High School in 1943.
On Feb. 29, 1980, Irene married Richard Young in Denver, Colo.
They moved to the Lubbock, Texas, area in 1980, until 2008, when Irene moved back to Osceola.
Over the years, Irene worked as a salesperson in sewing machine retail and jewelry. She worked in Des Moines for a number of years at Younkers and Hejlsberg’s.
Irene was a member of Business Women’s Sorority in Denver, Colo., and the First Baptist Church in Osceola.
Irene is survived by his daughter Debbie (Mark) Friedlander of Flower Mound, Texas; son David (Heather) Young of Englewood, Colo.; grandchildren, Crystal (Daniel) Howell of Denver, Colo., Jessica (Tim) Cope of Phoenix, Ariz., Sarah Young of Reno, Nev., Jeff Andress of Austin, Texas, Amanda Keeler of Tyler, Texas, and Seth Friedlander of Flower Mound, Texas; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Abagail, Janessa and Joshua Howell; brother Gerald (Mary) Pedersen; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1995; brother George; and sisters, Marie (Bernard) Diehl and Mildred Morris.