Loretta Jean Young

December 18, 1941 ‒ February 14, 2007

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Loretta Jean Young, age 65, of North Norton Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday February 14, 2007 surrounded by her family at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1941 in Hurricane, West Virginia to the late Sylvester Gainer and Mammie Mae (Arbaugh) Sovine. Loretta previously worked for Martin Memorial Hospital and Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon and for the last 19 years she held the position of Executive Director of housekeeping for Country Club Retirement Campus. She was a member of the Green Valley Southern Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving family, a son, Dwight Newton, two daughters, Parthenia (Max) Brokaw and Mary (Steve) Eidt all of Mount Vernon, three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a brother, Edward (Wanda) Sovine of Ravenna, Ohio, two sisters, Mary “Ollie” Ward of Cloden, West Virginia, Jessie (Lawrence) Gillispie of Hurricane, West Virginia and special nieces, Sue “Susie” Waddell and Retha DeHaven.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters, Alzada Sovine, Florence Van Noy, Virginia Fletcher, Vola Wright and two brothers, Delmar Sovine and Donald Sovine.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1 PM at the Green Valley Southern Baptist Church where friends may call one hour prior. Rev. Dan Taylor will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or to the James Cancer Clinic, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210.

This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com