John Wayne Young
Services for John Wayne Young, 62, Topeka, were Tuesday, Nov. 16, at First Baptist Church in Olathe.
Mr. Young died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at Overland Park Regional Hospital after a long illness. He was cremated.
He was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Magness, Ark., the son of John Benjamin and Kittie Shell Young. The family moved in 1953 to Eudora, where he attended Eudora Grade School and graduated from Eudora High School in 1959.
He received an accounting degree from Clark's Business College in Topeka. He received an associate of arts degree in 1982 and a bachelor's degree in 1986 from Washburn University in Topeka. He received a master's degree in 1996 from Baker University in Baldwin City.
Mr. Young had worked at Hallmark Cards in Lawrence while attending school. He later worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 30 years in Chicago and Topeka, and retired in 1995. He was also a homebuilder.
He married Denise Dicke on Aug. 26, 1967. They divorced.
Survivors include a son Jon Young, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Tiffany Young, Kansas City, Kan.; his mother, Eudora; four sisters, Jonell Cundiff, Rockwood, Tenn., Shirley Varney, Olathe, Paulette Young, Edgerton, and Opal Kaufman, Eudora.
His father preceded him in death in 1988 and a sister, Lena Ruth Caskey, also preceded him in death in 1936.
The family suggests memorials to Special Olympics, 5280 Foxridge Drive, Mission 66202.