• Betty L. Young

    25 Jul 2020

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    Betty L. Young, 89, passed away, Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan, Kansas with her son by her side.

     She was born July 4, 1931 to Elvis and Elsie (Sinclair) Wolfe in Cedar Vale, Kansas.  She received her education in Cedar Vale and graduated from Cedar Vale High School.

    She was united in marriage to Leonard Young on March 3, 1950 and they made their lifelong home on Haden Ranch in Cedar Vale.  Leonard passed away on May 27, 1999 just months short of their 50th anniversary.  She was a devoted housewife and mother.

    She and Marie “Granny” Slaughter operated the Hilltop Café for over a decade.  Her homemade rolls and fried chicken were always a request for family dinners.  She loved baking cookies for her grandkids and a box of her variety of cookies was an expected gift at Christmas or birthdays.  She loved planting flowers with her favorite peonies.  She also loved to cook, bake, sew and crochet.  Her great-grandkids all have a hand crocheted blanket from Grandma Betty!  She loved collecting roosters and eagles and of course being born on the 4th of July she was always looking for a figurine with the American Flag.

    Most of all she loved her family and being a mom and grandma was her joy!

    Her family includes her husband Larry Mitchell of Haysville, Kansas; her son Melvin Young and wife Teresa of Maple City, Kansas, her daughter, Linda Bissell of Haysville, Kansas; grandsons, Leonard Heath and wife Elizabeth of Hereford, North Carolina, Clayton Young and wife Bridgette of Wichita, Kansas, Kris Young and wife Jill of Newkirk, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Sabrina Bissell and Misty Bissell of Haysville, Kansas; 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister-in-law, Emma Wolfe of Chautauqua, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Neva Mae Wolfe, brother, Dale Wolfe and infant grandson Lucas Young.

    Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola, Kansas at 2:00 p.m.

    The family has suggested memorials to the Pleasant Valley Manor Memory Unit and those may be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

    To view the obituary or leave a message for the family, please go to www.dickensfuneral.com.


    My mom and dad, Floyd and Betty Boss, send their love and prayers, along with mine. God bless you.


    Melvin and Linda-I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. The two of you always got on the bus dressed as neat as a pin with every hair in place. I know your mom was responsible for that and loved you a lot. My condolences to your entire family. Martha (Thompson) Timblin