Golda Jean Young
Golda Jean Young, age 68, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at her home. She was born March 3, 1950, in Mapleton, Kan., the daughter of Goldie Lamont Young and Eula Faye Kerr (Young) Sullivan. She graduated from Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College. Golda worked her entire career as a home health aide. She worked for Mercy Hospital, Presbyterian Village, Medical Lodge, and Fort Scott Manor in Fort Scott, as well as the Arma Nursing Home. When not working, Golda enjoyed rummage sales, traveling, cooking for family and dining out. She always had a smile and was willing to help anyone in need. She was a member of the Community Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Machelle Young, Boise, Idaho; a son, Joshua Ayers, Fort Scott; her mother, Eula Faye Sullivan, Fort Scott; six siblings, Katherine Guffin, Fort Scott, Dolly Mitchell, Kansas City, Kan., Craig “Chipper” Young, Kansas City, Mo., Deborah Sullivan, Dallas, Texas, Ricky Sullivan, Iola, Kan., and Steven Sullivan, St. Joseph, Mo.; three grandchildren, Brittany, Illeah, and Brooke Young; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Monty Young; her father, Goldie Young; and her step-father, Lester Laverne Sullivan.
Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the West Plains Cemetery, Fort Scott. Memorials are suggested to the Golda Young Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.