Obituary of Jean Younggren

Jean Margarette Younggren, age 93, resident of Redfield, KS, died Monday, April 11, 2022, at Girard Medical Center.  She was born November 9, 1928, in Seward County, KS, the daughter of Odor and Lucile Stroud Black.

She was later adopted by Johnie and Velma Dye.  Jean married Oscar Younggren on October 14, 1945.

He preceded her in death in 2005.

Jean was a hard worker, whether on the family farm, cooking at the local school, or working as a nurse’s aide at local hospitals.  She could drive the tractor and feed the livestock.  Every cow had a name.  She was also skilled in crocheting and sewing.  She made many of the grandchildren’s nightgowns and clothes.  She was an excellent cook, with her specialty being cinnamon rolls.

Jean was the type of person who never met a stranger, always enjoying a visit.


Survivors include 2 sons, John Younggren, Mike Younggren and wife Mary, and Connie Neil, all of Ft. Scott; a sister, Marie Towner and husband Roy, Rolla, KS; 9 grandchildren, Jason, Meleesa, Shana, Shelly, Summer, Shane, Tara, Megan, and Kati; and 15 great grandchildren.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Henry William Odor Black and Forest Lee Black-Davis; and 2 sisters, June Florence Black, and Clara Mae Black-Willis.



Funeral services will be held at 3:30 PM Friday, April 15th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will take place at a later date in the Hugoton, KS Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Bourbon County 4-H and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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