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Peggy Young

Peggy Joyce Young, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on August 14, 2023, at the Goshen Hospital. She was born on September 17, 1931, to Hersel and Margaret Welker in Huntington, IN. Peggy's unwavering love and devotion touched countless lives throughout her journey on this earth. Graduating from Huntington High School in 1949, Peggy embarked on the adventure of life with her soul mate and life partner, Allen. Her faith provided a strong foundation upon which she built a life centered around love, compassion, and kindness.

Peggy's career was centered around her family and community. She was a dedicated homemaker who poured her heart into creating a loving and nurturing environment for her children. She went above and beyond by actively participating in her children's classrooms as the Room Mother. Her presence brought joy and comfort to the students she interacted with. Additionally, Peggy worked as a library clerk at Riley Elementary School in Huntington. 

A woman of many talents and interests, Peggy had an enchanting voice. Singing was not only a source of personal joy for Peggy but also an avenue through which she connected with others. She wholeheartedly participated in the church choir and sang at civic group meetings, making beautiful music alongside fellow choir members who became lifelong friends. 

One of Peggy's cherished traditions was spending summer vacations with her family on Barbee Lake. The treasured memories made during these summers are now woven into the family for generations to come. After a long day of fishing, Peggy and her husband, Al, would make fried fish for everyone to enjoy. 

Peggy's journey of faith led her to North Webster United Methodist Church, where she found solace and spiritual nourishment. Immersed in the loving embrace of the women's group and choir within the church community, she formed deep connections that sustained her throughout her life. Additionally, she actively contributed to various organizations such as the Tippecanoe Homemaker's Club and United Methodist Women’s group. Peggy's commitment to service and community was unwavering, leaving an indelible impact on the lives of those she encountered.

Peggy's personality radiated warmth and love. As a mother, she possessed an unparalleled capacity to care deeply for her children. Known for her loving heart, Peggy dedicated herself to ensuring that her family always felt cherished and supported. She embraced her role as a prayer warrior, offering solace in times of adversity and spreading hope through her unwavering faith.

Peggy leaves behind a legacy of love and unforgettable memories cherished by those she held dear. She is survived by children Karen Street (Bruce, deceased) of Huntington, Kent (Janelle) Young of Fort Wayne, and Kris Young of North Webster. The bond between Peggy and her grandchildren was unbreakable; they will forever treasure the precious moments spent together. Shawn McIntyre of Huntington, Scott (Jodi) Street of Fort Wayne, Nicholas (Byron Smith) Street of Indianapolis, Benjamin Street of Huntington, Sophia Young of Roanoke, and Caleb Young of Fort Wayne will carry the everlasting love she showered upon them throughout their lives. She will also be missed by her great-grandchildren Joshua (Stephanie), Jordan, Cameron, Kerstyn and great-great-grandchild Addie. They will forever be inspired by the values Peggy embodied.

Titus Funeral Home of North Webster is entrusted with the care of Peggy. Visitation to honor Peggy's life will be held on August 18, 2023, at Titus Funeral Home-North Webster in North Webster from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A Life Celebration® service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the North Webster United Methodist Church in North Webster at 10:00 AM. Friends may gather one hour prior to the service starting. The burial will follow the service to Mock Cemetery in North Webster. 

Memorials may be given to the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society- 7155 Oakridge Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229. 

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