Mary Carolyn Youngman, 79, formerly of 209 Lynwood, died at 6:10 p.m. January 21, 2013 at Ridgewood Nursing & Rehab Center.
She was born June 16, 1933 in Ottumwa to Leo and Muriel E. Venator Hansen. She married Russell L. Youngman on January 22, 1982 in Ottumwa. He preceded her in death on November 10, 1996.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School, Mary had worked at Cooks Paint and Northwestern Bell. She worked for over 25 years at Iowa Southern Utilities, retiring in 1982.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Visitation.
Surviving are three sisters, Brigetta Hansen of Ottumwa, Sharon Doty of Aurora, MO and Cecilia Mesecher of Pleasantville; and a brother Patrick Hansen of Ft. Smith, AR.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, Mick, Ronald, Donald Sr., Daniel, Michael and Hugh Hansen.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Visitation with Father Bernie Weir presiding. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday with the family present until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Visitation for building repair.