Carol Elaine Johnson Yound was born to Harold Johnson and Mildred Barker Johnson on January 14, 1937, on a farm near Greenleaf, KS, and passed away on March 5, 2010, in Exeter, NE, at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 18 days. She was one of two children in the family.
Carol attended country school until they moved to Washington, KS, where she attended and graduated from Washington High School in 1954. On April 3, 1955, Carol married Norman Leo Yound, and to this union, six children were born. Carol was active in the church playing organ, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday school.
In 1970, Carol and Norm moved to Exeter, NE, from Washington, KS, and opened Norm’s IGA. She worked beside Norm until he retired, and then continued working for their son, Greg, until her retirement in 2002.
They enjoyed their retirement years together traveling the United States by bus and car. Carol was an avid reader and a member of the library board for several years. She also enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together and loved music.
Due to declining health, Carol moved to the Exeter Care Center in July 2009 and passed away late in the evening of March 5, 2010.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Norm, of Exeter. Children Sandy and husband Myron Zoubek of Milligan, NE, Cindy Yound of David City, NE, Greg and wife Jackie Yound of Exeter, NE, Scott and wife Jeanette Yound of Lincoln, NE, Sara and husband Darrell Oltman of Lincoln, NE, and Shari Yound of Roeland Park, KS, sister-in-law Karel Johnson, sister- and brother-in-law Verda and Larry Lindsley, three nieces and a nephew.
Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren Matt and fiancé Jocelyn Davis, Jeremy and Brandon Zoubek (Sandy), Lara Yound (Cindy), Anthony, Travis and Erica Yound (Greg), Jennifer and Nathan Yound (Scott), Ashley and Adam Oltman (Sara), great granddaughter Presley Jolene Zoubek (Matt).
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, father- and mother-in-law, Emmett and Myrtle Yound of Washington, KS, and brother, Delvin Johnson of Tonganoxie, KS, sister- and brother-in-law Eunice and Charles Griffiths of Washington, KS.
Private burial service with public memorial service on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Exeter, NE. Memorials in lieu of flowers to the United Church of Christ or Exeter Public Library.
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