Mary Jane Younker

June 8, 1933November 15, 2021

Bruce, Diane, and Brian Younker will sadly miss their mother, Mary Jane Younker, passing away Monday November 15, 2021, just three days following their dad, Dick Neal Younker. She was born August 8, 1933 in Wadsworth, OH to Kenneth and Margaret Hardin.

Jane served tirelessly as nurse throughout her entire career beginning with Citizens Hospital in Ohio and later at Butterworth Hospital. Before retiring from nursing, Jane worked as a company nurse for the Keebler and Life Savers companies as well as the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and finally as a private duty nurse. Jane enjoyed volunteering and spent rewarding hours helping adults learn to read. Many of her hobbies included watching movies, picnics and swimming with family, cooking, and reading.

She was preceded by her husband of 68 years, Dick Neal Younker; children Bruce (Marybeth) Younker, Diane (Dennis) Woodruff, and Brian Younker; grandchildren Matthew (Britt) Younker, Paul (Stacie) Younker, Jessica Younker, and Benjamin (Emily) Younker; great-grandchildren Kensley, Helayna, Jared, Andrica, and Harry; brother, Pete (Jaunita) Hardin. Memorial services for both Jane and Dick will be held at a later date. Her family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at Contributions in memory of Jane may be made to the Sunset Legacy Foundation.


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Mary Jane Younker

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