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Mary Agnes (McGovern) Young

Mary Agnes (McGovern) Young, of Hawesville, passed away at the age of 93 years young.  Mary Agnes has been reunited with her beloved children, James, Mary Helen and Tony as well as her late husband, James H. Young in eternal resting peace.  Mary was of the Catholic faith, worked at the Executive Inn taking care of the flowers and plants and loved spending time with her family.  Also preceding her in death was her parents, James Bernard and Agnes Powers McGovern, brothers, Bernard & Phillip, sisters, Imogene, Mildred, Ruth & Bridget.

As she would tell it, she was the first of 12 children to “show up” to her parents on February 23, 1926.  Although she lived and traveled other places, Hawesville would always be “home.”  Mary will forever be remembered as a life long learner and teacher of life lessons.  She was intellectually ahead of her time and a forward thinker, all while understanding the importance of preserving the past.  Her smile and quick wit will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Mary Agnes was the proud grandmother to 7 grandchildren, Donna (Gary) Hanks, Karen (Allen) Rearden, Jennifer (Mike) Masterson, Todd (Shila) Duffy, Melisa (Michael) Letterman, Karla (Scott) Haycraft and David Young; 17 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Martha Hamilton, Ann Johnson, Rita McGovern, John McGovern and Marie Ratliff; two daughter in laws, Margaret Wiles and Joyce Cunningham and a son in law Robert Daniels.

Services are at 11:00 am Friday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial following in Serenity Hills.  Mary’s family will greet friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday and from 8:00 am Friday until service time at the Funeral Home.

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