Obituary of Golda Young

Golda Jean Young, age 68, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at her home. She was born March 3, 1950, in Mapleton, KS, the daughter of Goldie Lamont Young and Eula Faye Kerr (Young) Sullivan.

She graduated from Ft. Scott High School and Ft. Scott Community College. Golda worked her entire career as a home health aide. She worked for Mercy Hospital, Presbyterian Village, Medical Lodge, and Ft. Scott Manor in Ft. Scott, as well as the Arma Nursing Home. When not working, Golda enjoyed rummage sales, traveling, cooking for family and dining out. She always had a smile and was willing to help anyone in need. She was a member of the Community Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Machelle Young, Boise, ID; a son, Joshua Ayers, Ft. Scott; her mother, Eula Faye Sullivan, Ft. Scott; six siblings: Katherine Guffin, Ft. Scott;Dolly Mitchell, Kansas City, KS; Craig “Chipper” Young; Kansas City, MO;Deborah Sullivan, Dallas, TX;Ricky Sullivan, Iola, KS; and Steven Sullivan, St. Joseph, MO; three grandchildren, Brittany, Illeah, and Brooke Young; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Monty Young; her father, Goldie Young; and her step-father, Lester Laverne Sullivan.

Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct graveside services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 27th, in the West Plains Cemetery, Ft. Scott. Memorials are suggested to the Golda Young Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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