Duane Young, 88, Melvern: April 7, 1929 – April 30, 2017

MELVERN, Kan. – Duane Young, 88, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Sunset Manor, Waverly, Kan. He was born on April 7, 1929, on the family farm southeast of Melvern, Kan., the son of Vincent and Agnes Andre Young.

Duane lived all of his life near Melvern, and graduated from Melvern High School in 1947.

Duane was a farmer and stockman all of his life. He had also worked at Osage Products for a time, and was a field assistant for ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service), in Lyndon. He was a member of the Melvern United Methodist Church.

On July 11, 1948, Duane was married to Veva Tompkins, in Melvern.

Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Veva, on Dec. 8, 2010, and a daughter, Loretta Latta, in 2005.

Duane is survived by his three sons, Alan (Linda) Young, Wichita, Kan., Mitchell (Michelle) Young, Carbondale, Kan., and Mark (Terry) Young, Topeka, Kan.; sister, Donita Hotchkiss, Topeka; and seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Melvern United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be in the Melvern Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Melvern United Methodist Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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