YOUNG Isobel Agnes (Snyder) Young, accomplished musician, community leader, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, died peacefully December 19, 2012. She was 97. She was born November 13, 1915 to Francis Marcus and Gladys Myers Snyder in Chillicothe, Ohio, grew up in Kingston, and was a long-time resident of Worthington. She lived for the past 11 years at Friendship Village of Columbus. She is preceded in death, by 48 days, by her husband of nearly 78 years John Forrest Young, four brothers George, William, Francis, and Glenn Snyder and sister Patricia Joan, who died at just six months of age. She is survived by daughter, Sandra Joan Be' (Edwin), of Chicago; and son, John David (Shelly), of Thousand Oaks, CA; grandchildren, Sarah Bender (Jeff), Leah Fried (Jose'), Adam Fried, all of Chicago, Scott Bender (Rebecca), Brunswick, GA, Laura Young, and Megan Van Aelst (Craig) of Westerville; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sharing stories about growing up with four brothers and about playing on a state championship-winning girls' basketball team in Kingston. After graduating from Bucyrus High School, she attended Capital University where she studied music (piano). Her ability to sight-read music brought accolades from fine musicians. She soon married and had children, who describe their childhood as "idyllic;" they recall walking into their Oxford Street home every day after school greeted by her piano playing and the aroma of dinner cooking. Often serving as a greeter or 'coffee hour' host at the Worthington United Methodist Church, she was a leader in her women's 'circle' and volunteered in many capacities. She was the longest-tenured bell player there when she retired from the bell choir. She was an active member of the Worthington Music Club. She enjoyed word puzzles, playing bridge, and played tirelessly with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, January 12, 2012, from 3-4 p.m. at The Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High Street; a Memorial Service, at 4 p.m., will be followed by a church reception. The Rev. Cyndy L. Garn officiating. Burial service will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery, 5561 Milton Avenue, Worthington, at 11 a.m.that day. Words of remembrance may be shared at www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215 in Isobel's memory.
Isobel Agnes Young, 1915-2012
her remains can be found at Walnut Grove Cemetery in lot 731 - section D - space #1 west (view map) .
Arrangements were made by Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home. The burial took place on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Contact Walnut Grove and Flint Cemeteries for more information.