Barbara Young

Barbara Young, Camdenton, Missouri, departed this life Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Arrowhead Senior Living, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of 83 years, 2 months, and 3 days. 

She was born to Malcolm and Roma Crall in Montreal, Missouri on December 17, 1937. In 1956, Barbara was united in marriage to Edward Young at First Baptist Church in Camdenton, Missouri. To this union two children, Kimberly Young and John Young, were born. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; sisters, Maxine Cyrus and Peggy Kosarko; brother, Joseph Crall; daughter, Kimberly Young; and nephew, Brett McHenry.  

Barbara is survived by her son, John Young and wife Shawnda of O’Fallon, Missouri; grandsons James Jarvis and wife Jennifer of Camdenton, Missouri and Seth Young of O'Fallon, Missouri; great-grandsons Jones and Zaine; nieces Kay Cyrus and Larry of Camdenton, Missouri, Annie Oshel and husband Bart of Camdenton, Missouri, Belinda Strom of Seabrook, Texas, and Jessica Bishop; and nephews Mac Cyrus and wife Mary of Eldon, Missouri, Michael Cyrus and Charlotte of Wentzville, Missouri, and Joseph Crall. Barbara is also survived by many other friends and family members who she loved dearly.

Barbara was raised in Montreal, Missouri, and attended elementary school there. She graduated from Camdenton High School in 1955. Shortly after marrying, she and Edward moved to Kansas City, where Barbara worked for two different law firms, Hallmark Cards, the Small Business Administration of the U.S. Government, and Bayer Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals. 

In 1977, Edward and Barbara returned to the Lake area as proprietors of a resort on Lake Road 5-81. After selling the resort, the family resided in Camdenton before Edward and Barbara eventually settled in Osage Beach, Missouri, where Barbara worked at Tan-Tar-A Resort as the Estates Administrator.  

After retiring, Barbara was very involved in volunteer work. She volunteered at many places including Medical Missions for Christ, Child Advocacy Council, the Lamb House, and First Baptist Church of Camdenton, Missouri where she was a member. 

Barbara was a born-again believer and sought to serve the Lord in all she did. She touched the lives of all who knew her and always had a kind word for everyone, even strangers. Barbara found much joy in life, but being ‘Grandma Barb’ probably brought her the most joy. We celebrate her life and will miss her greatly.

Visitation will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri with the funeral service at 3:00 pm. There will be no graveside service at this time. 

In lieu of flowers, Barbara had requested that donations be made to Medical Missions for Christ, Child Advocacy Council, or the Lamb House.