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HERKIMER - Roberta Evelyn Young, 87, lifelong resident of Hugick Road, passed away peacefully, due to flu complications, Wednesday night, Feb. 21, 2018, at Folts Home in Herkimer. She had the support and comfort of her loving family at her side.
She was born on Aug. 12, 1930, in Cooperstown, daughter of the late Herbert and Celia Getman Tyler.
Roberta was educated in Fly Creek. On April 9, 1950, she was united in marriage to Leonard Norris Young in Westerville. In 1958, she and Leonard purchased their dairy farm in Richfield Springs. They successfully operated the dairy farm until 1971 when they retired from dairy business.
Roberta was a homemaker as well as a stay-at-home mom. Her family was first and foremost in her life. Mrs. Young was a loving, caring and helpful lady. In the two and one-half years at Folts Home, she was fondly referred to as "The Mayor of the Fourth Floor." She was always looking in on her friends and would often gather them together for a walk down the hall. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and staff at Folts.
She is survived by a son, Duane Young and his wife, Amy of Richfield Springs; six daughters, Kathleen Taylor of Richfield Springs, Susan Sullenburger and husband, Scott of Lakleland, Florida, Nancy Cook and husband, Jim of Oneida, Janet Banks of Richfield Springs, Dawn Seamon and husband, Rex of Richfield Springs and Eileen Yaworski of Richfield Springs; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Beside her parents and husband Leonard, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Robert Tyler.
Mrs. Young's family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday at J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Alan Miller officiating. Spring interment, in Springfield Center Cemetery, will be announced.
Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Cedarville Volunteer Fire Department or Cedarville Ambulance Corps. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The family thanks the Folts Home staff for their care, with special thanks to Miriam, Drew and Brittany.
Published on February 22, 2018
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