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Shirley E. (Hughes) Young

February 5, 1935 ~ May 12, 2020 (age 85)


Shirley E. Young, 85, of Chicora, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020 at the Chicora Medical Center.

Shirley was born in Argentine on February 5, 1935.  She was the daughter of the late Homer and Gladys Sedwick Hughes.

Shirley had been employed in the dietary department at the Chicora Medical Center for a number of years.  She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed cooking, canning, and babysitting her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Roy Young, who died February 22, 2008.

Surviving are three children, Donna Hobaugh and her husband, George, of Chicora, Mary Lou Sheakley and her husband, Greg, of Karns City, and Ronald E. Young and his wife, Laurie, of Chicora; five grandchildren, Jessica Bell and her husband, Adam, George Hobaugh and his wife, Nikki, Holly Jones (Dave McCall), Hilary Williams and her husband, Kris, and Jason Young and his fiancé, Mandy Rosebrooks; 11 great grandchildren, Mason, McKenna, Teagan, Audrina, Peyton, Dalton, Maren, Koen, Austin, Amber, and Sidney; two great great grandchildren, Maverick and Savannah, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by three sisters, Doris, Madeline, and Mary and six brothers, Junior, Basil, Earl, Frank, Kenny, and George.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main St., Karns City, from 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday.  A funeral service will be held from the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Friday with Shirley’s nephew, the Rev. Kenneth Hughes, a United Methodist pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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