Okie Young


Okie Burgess Young, 94, of Great Bend, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Western Plains Medical Center in Dodge City.

Okie Burgess Young, 94, of Great Bend, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Western Plains Medical Center in Dodge City.

He was born July 1, 1919, in Williamson, W.Va., to Floyd and Pernia Bevins Young.

Mr. Young was the owner and operator of Fairlane Trucking Company.

On Nov. 2, 1940, he married Mildred Rychlock. She died April 22, 1988. He also was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Troy Gilman; a son, Richard Young; a daughter, Pamela Crockett; and a sister, Opal Calkins.

On May 26, 1990, he married Gladys Eitel VanPelt in Scott City. She survives. Other survivors include four sons, Burgess Young of Royal Oak, Mich., Randolph Young of Troy, Mich., Brian Young of Clawson, Mich., and Gary Young of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Gloria Boomer of Levering, Mich., and Annette Kramer of Stafford, Va.; two stepsons, Ryan Van Pelt of Great Bend, and Regan Van Pelt of McPherson; a stepdaughter, Marlene Murphy of Scott City; 15 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Graveside memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dighton Cemetery in Dighton, with military committal rites conducted.

Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net. Memorials are suggested to the Shrine Travel Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, KS 67530.


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