Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Obituary: Dorothy Dean Shewcraft-Young, 85

Dorothy Dean Shewcraft Young, age 85 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, formerly of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away on April 19, 2015, in her home. Born December 3, 1929, in Fredonia, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Oda Lee (Patton) and Luther Frances Shewcraft.

On September 17, 1951, she married the late James William Young. She was also preceded by sisters, Minnie Nell Martin, and Edna Lee Macon and brother, Keith Shewcraft. Survivors include her daughters, Ann Yaudes and her husband John of Murfreesboro, Kathy Ellis and her husband David of Freetown, Indiana; grandchildren, Ben Ellis and his wife Holly, Jacob Ellis and Jack Yaudes; great-grandson, Braeden Ellis; sisters, Betty Hodges of Crayne, Kentucky, Carolyn DeSpain and her husband Jerry of Owensboro, Kentucky; brother, Carlton Shewcraft of Marion, Illinois, and a brother-in-law, David Ramsey Macon of Owensboro, Kentucky. Dot had several nieces and nephews who survived her.

Dorothy “Dot” was an LPN and worked in various hospitals and nursing homes. She also served as a Gray Lady and was involved in DAR, UDC, the AARP chapter in Owensboro, Kentucky, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Dot volunteered at food banks, second-hand clothing stores, and she was involved in the jail ministry.

Dot was a member of the Owensboro Christian Church. As a career military wife, she moved to two different countries and nine different states. She was an excellent seamstress, endeavoring everything from Barbie clothes to tuxedos and loved making jewelry and crafts of all kinds.

Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with David Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Coleman Cemetery. The family requests memorials in memory of Mrs. Young be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Suite 301, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

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