Beatrice V. "Bea"  Young, 89, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 3:55pm Wednesday at Taylorville Care Center.  She was born November 22, 1921 in Stonington, the daughter of John and Anna O'Niel McAvoy, Sr.  On August 23, 1945 she married Owen James Young in Stonington and he preceded her in death on November 10, 1998.  Bea was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, the Altar Society, Stonington American Legion Auxiliary, and Ladies of the Moose of Taylorville.  She had worked for the State of Illinois in the Secretary of States office for 46 years and she had also been a waitress at the Triangle Supper Club in Stonington.

Surviving are her brother, John McAvoy and wife Teresa of Taylorville, sister-in-law, Lucille Young, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 2 sisters; Mary C. Emerson and Sarah Sebastian.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am Monday, November 7 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington with Father Alan Hunter officiating.  Burial will be in Ponting Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until 7:00 pm on Sunday at McClure Funeral Home , Taylorville.  There will be a prayer service at 4:45pm.

Memorials may be made to Ponting Cemetery, C/O Trent DeClerck, 1863 N. 1800 East Rd., Stonington, IL  62567

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