October 31, 1923 - July 25, 2017
ADRIAN – Lela E. Youngs, age 93 of Adrian, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Lenawee. She was born October 31, 1923, in New Haven, Michigan, the only child of A.J. and Evelyn (Hartway) Bennett. Lela is a graduate of Central Michigan University where she earned a degree in elementary education. She taught in New Haven and locally, at both Jefferson and Lincoln Elementary Schools. On August 2, 1947, Lela was wed to Richard Youngs in New Haven, Michigan, and they are a few days shy of celebrating 70 years of marriage. Lela was a faithful, active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Adrian. She was a member, and president multiple times of Kappa Kappa Epsilon Sorority, Adrian Garden Club and Bixby Auxiliary. She was a member of Devils Lake Yacht Club and an advisor to Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority at Adrian College. Lela enjoyed trips to Mackinac Island and Cape Cod, bike riding, and decorating her home, as well as Bixby Hospital, for all the holidays. In addition to her husband, Richard, she is survived by their children: Kristin (Dane) Nelson of Adrian, Terri (Michael) Clark of Manitou Beach, and Richard “Mooch” (Jackie) Youngs of Sand Lake; grandchildren: Brett (Anessa) Nelson, Andrew Nelson, Lauren (Luke) Kennard, Sarah Clark, Melissa (Justin) Fischer, Laura Clark, Liz Clark, Ian Youngs and Johnny Youngs; and great grandchildren: Jack and Lillian Fischer, Bennett and Harrison Kennard and Annika and Katja Nelson. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Wagley Funeral Home with Rev. Sarah Ross officiating. Private burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Lela are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Hospice of Lenawee or Adrian Schools Educational Foundation. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.
ADRIAN – Lela E. Youngs, age 93 of Adrian, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Lenawee. She was born October 31, 1923, in New Haven, Michigan, the only child of A.J. and Evelyn... View Obituary & Service Information
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