Marianne Louise Younkin
Marianne Louise Younkin, 73, of Dunkirk, IN, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 13th, 2023, while in the company of family members at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. Marianne was born in Connellsville, PA, on September 10, 1949, a daughter of the late Rose Marie (Palladine) and Elmer Scott Younkin. She was a 1968 graduate of Dunkirk High School and received her Associate's Degree while proudly serving 20 years in the United States Army. After her retirement from the military Marianne became a delivery driver for Dolly Madison and Sara Lee Bread Company. She was a member of the Dunkirk American Legion, Munsee Lanes Bowling League, volunteered for Second Harvest Food Bank and attended The Rock Church in Portland, IN. She was a very strong willed and determined woman who was so proud of her accomplishments as a female officer and veteran. Marianne had a nickname for everyone, loved being a "GGA" (Great Great Aunt), and enjoyed fishing, reading, puzzles, traveling, trips to Las Vegas, was an avid Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Cher, and Whitney Houston fan. She is survived by 2 nieces; Jo Ann Mock (Rick) of Dunkirk, Virginia Cline (Tracy) of Portland, nephew; Rick Lash of Muncie, 6 great nieces and nephews; Cody Wright (Brittney), Cory Mock (Taylor), Casey Cline (Lissa), Carly Landers (Zec), Lee Mock (Kathryn), Colby Cline (Haley), 10 great great nieces and nephews and her sweet dog Mandy Lou. Marianne was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister and brother in law; Donna Jean and Earl Ray Jeffers, Jr., a special niece; Anna Rae Lash, and nephew Earl Ray Jeffers, III. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 11-1 at MJS Mortuaries - Redkey Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 1 PM with Kevin Culy officiating. Burial will be held in Dunkirk IOOF Cemetery with military honors performed by the Dunkirk American Legion and VFW. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Women's Army Corps Veterans Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to MJS Mortuaries.
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