She was born July 7, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Jacob Benton and Evelyn Flowers Welker.
Young had worked at Florsheim Shoe Co. and Superior Electric.
Survivors include a daughter, Connie Young; twin sister, Lois Gater; a brother, J. Robert Welker, all of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter and a sister.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.