MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

September 17, 2013

Jimmie Sue Young

1927 – 2013


— Funeral services for Jimmie Sue Young are 10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at First Baptist Church Chapel, Muskogee.  A second service will be at 3:00 PM Wednesday, at Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa.  Officiating will be Dr. Lance Sawyer in Muskogee and Reverend Scott Hamilton in Sapulpa.  Pallbearers are Link Mock, Steve Glinski, David Robertson, DP Robertson, Colton Newton, and Walker Newton. Honorary Pallbearers are the Eastar Health System Auxiliary.  Interment will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery at Sapulpa under the care of Smith Funeral Home.

Jimmie Sue (Martin) Young, born September 21, 1927, was taken from this earth on September 16, 2013.  Jimmie Sue is survived by her husband of 66 years, Glenn T. Young, their daughter, Glennda Sue “Susan” Young, of Muskogee, brother-in-law William “Bill” Young and wife Barbara Sue of Wister, nephews Larry Young and wife Maylene of Spiro, Ted Young and wife Jeanne of Joplin, MO, Lance Young of Pacola, Landon Young of Yukon, OK, Kelly Young of Wister and Michael Young of Wister.    She is also survived by her cherished first cousins Ray Hammons and wife Donna of Wister, OK, Kathy Robertson and husband David of Poteau, OK, and Karen “The Baby” Glinski and husband Steve of Poteau, OK, Patricia Anderson of Wister, Nancy Martin of Wister, and Retta Baker and husband Tommy of Wister as well as numerous other cousins and friends.  Jimmie Sue was preceded in death by her son, Randal J Young, father, Dudley Martin, mother, Ela (Baldwin) Martin Muir, step father Joe Muir, sister-in-law Mary Lou (Young) Montgomery, brother-in-law L. Burton Young, niece Beth Montgomery, maternal uncles Norval Baldwin and Dennis Baldwin and maternal aunts Eva Lee West, Doris Shipley, and Geraldine Hammons.

Jimmie Sue graduated from East Central University in Ada, in 1945, with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Home Economics.  She and Glenn married on August 24, 1947, at First Baptist Church Wister.  She taught the elementary grades for 38 years starting in El Reno before moving to Sapulpa in 1950 then to Muskogee in 1978.  She spent the majority of her teaching career instructing 2nd grade which she loved because “the children are small enough to be cute but old enough to do something”.  She was a 64-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and currently a member of Muskogee Hope Chapter, OES.  She devoted 23 years and over 11,000 hours as a volunteer at Muskogee Regional Medical Center / Eastar Health System.  She was a member of the Muskogee Retired Teachers Association, American Legion Auxiliary Post #20 in Ft. Gibson, Ft. Gibson Community Education, and York Street Christian Church.  Her dearest associations were those made through her daughter’s activities.  She could always be found working with and supporting the Blue Birds, Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, children and youth groups at First Christian Church, Sapulpa and Muskogee, baking her much requested Hawaiian Wedding Cake for volunteers at Susan’s endurance rides, and sewing sequences on dance costumes or patches on vests and sashes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Handbell Ministry.