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Alverda "Jeanne" Young

     Alverda Jeanne Young (previously, Alverda Owens (nee Barker)), 78, went home to be with the Lord on April 27, 2020. She was born in Akron, on February 5, 1942, to the late Harold and Alverda Barker. Jeanne attended Kenmore High School until her senior year and graduated from North High School. She was a devoted mother, loved baking, sewing, quilting, embroidery and card making. Her family was the most important thing in her life and it showed in all she did.

     Jeanne worked as a sales auditor, bank teller, Summit County Deputy Sheriff and retired from her position as office manager after 23½ years for Dr. Mark W. Perko, DDS. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church for 42 years where she loved singing in the choir.

     Jeanne was preceded in death by her first husband of 50 years, Elwyn B. Owens; son, Christopher Bryan Owens; mother, Alverda M. Adler; step-father, John E. Adler; father, Harold J. Barker; step-mother, Ruth Barker; brother, David L. Barker; sister-in-law, Selva Ball; brothers-in-law, Harold Bowers and Roy Midcap; step-grandson, Seth Young; and special niece, Demaris Bowers.

     She is survived by her husband Gary Young; sons, Robert (Rene) Owens, John (Kim) Owens, Kenneth (Cherie) Owens, Keith (Tracey) Owens; step-son, Dwayne (Mandy) Young; step-daughter, Denise Kowell; brothers, Jack (Pat) Barker of Dayton, Ron (Nancy) Barker of Vermont, Gregg (Renee) Barker of Massillon; sisters, Beverly Midcap of Hartville, Diane (Carl) Cassell of Cuyahoga Falls; special sister-in-law, Solena Bowers of Ithaca, NY; 11 grandchildren, Sondi Lance, Robert (Tamara) Owens, Amanda Owens, Tiffany (Lee) Chevrez, Chad Owens, Serena Owens, Natasha (Ryan) Martinez, Alisha Kowell, Ambre Kowell, Faith Young, Sarah Young; 12 great-grandchildren, Makaila & Trace Lance, Audrey & Ethan Owens, Kylie & Kinley Brant, Preston & Emerson, Arabella, Paris, Journee and Indie; and many nieces & nephews.

     There will be a private graveside service for the family and a memorial service at a later time. In the meantime, you are invited to send cards and letters to Jeanne’s family by way of the funeral home; make a donation to your local food bank in memory of Jeanne; or share videos, photos, memories, and other condolences with them here on her Tribute Page.

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Gary my condolences to you and the family Jeanie was a very sweet lady and a very lovely lady and I will certainly miss her and all of our little laughs and giggles at the reunions God bless you

Beverly Marshall Strausser May 3 2020 12:00 AM

Vicki,Tiff,Chad and Serena, I know your hearts are hurting right now we have lost a wonderful woman. Remember she is now with God and her loved ones that went before her and were waiting for her. She is pain free and walking down the streets of Gold. Jeanne left us with a lot of Beautiful memories and with time your hearts will smile and not hurt anymore.
With much Love, Susan and George Lang

Susan and George Lang May 2 2020 12:00 AM

Jeanne was such a pleasant person & will be missed. Prayers for family. Cherish those memories

Veronica Brown

Veronica Brown May 1 2020 12:00 AM

I always heard so much about you and your kind, gentle heart from Vickie, Serena, and family. They loved and cared for you so much. I'm glad I had the chance to meet you. Your memory will live on through them. Prayers to all the family and friends that they may forever cherish those memories and time they had with you and your beautiful soul.
So sorry Vickie, Serena, and family for your loss. Hugs, Erica

Erica Piatt Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alverda "Jeanne" Young

Vickie Steele Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

To the family of Jeanne I send my deepest condolences and prayers. May each of you hold beautiful memories within your hearts. It is sad that we can't all be together to grieve the lost of a dear wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and a friend to all. She will be missed by all. Love to all

Vickie Steele Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM