September 15, 1928 - April 21, 2020
Leota F. Young, age 91, a resident of Carol Stream, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at Johnson Health Care Center in Carol Stream, Illinois. She was born September 15, 1928 in Greene County, Iowa. Her parents were Ray A. Johnson and Ruth (Van Pelt) Johnson.
She is survived by her children, Marla (Tom) Long of Lake Zurich, IL and David (Patricia) Young of Highlands Ranch, CO and her two grandchildren, Jason Long and Tyler Long.
Leota grew up in the farmland of Iowa. Her favorite childhood memories were the sound of her father coming in from the fields and eating her mom's homemade cheese. Leota and Eugene Young met in Iowa and were married in 1953. They moved to Illinois where they raised their 2 children in Lombard. She was an active member of the Wheaton Evangelical Free Church (Compass Church), taught Sunday School and was an AWANA leader for many children. She loved music, singing, sewing, playing games with her grandchildren and gardening. Most important, she loved the Lord dearly and is with Him now.
Services and interment will be held privately at Wheaton Cemetery in Wheaton, Illinois.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Evangelical Child and Family Agency (evancfa.org)