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Monday, August 29, 2011

Ellen K. (Hawkey) Young (August 26, 2011)

Ellen K. (Hawkey) Young, 91, of Greenville passed away on August 26, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Ellen was born on August 19, 1920 in Castine, to the late Cassius and Edith (Pretsman) Hawkey.

Ellen was a homemaker and loved cooking. She worked her family farm with her late husband, Roy O. Young, and took care of milking the cows. Ellen enjoyed vacationing on motorcoach trips and fishing. She loved cats, especially her cat, Mikie. Ellen attended the East Main Church of Christ for many years.

Ellen is survived by two daughters, Opal Young of Greenville and Marilyn and Gene Shoenleben of Greenville; two grandchildren, Jill and John King of Greenville, and Denny and Jacque Shoenleben of Bradford; four great-grandchildren, Laura and Dave Jones of Greenville, Geoffery Burchfield and fiancé, Desiree Barker of Greenville, Nichole and Mark Leistner of Covington, and Sharon and Jon Frock of Covington; four great-great-grandchildren, Braylin Burchfield of Greenville, Jessica Jones of Greenville and Daniel & Owen Leistner of Covington; a sister, Marie Lutz of Greenville, and her special cat, Mikie.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ellen is preceded in death by six brothers, Basil, Harry, Vernie, Galen, Donald and Dale Hawkey; five sisters, Ruth Spencer, Norma Hileman, Lucille Mansfield, a 12 year old sister and a sister that died in infancy.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Braund Funeral Home with a visitation before the service from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM with the Rev. Jim Moorehouse being asked to officiate. Burial will immediately follow in Palestine Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the East Main Church of Christ with donations being accepted at the funeral home.