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Betty Jo Young, 80 of Somerset, passed from this life unexpectedly on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the University of Kentucky.


She was born on May 6, 1941 in Columbia, Kentucky, daughter of the late Jack and Ruth VanHoy Young.  Betty graduated from Lindsey Wilson College with an Associate Degree and dedicated many years to the insurance business as a clerical worker.  Betty was loving, kind-hearted and generous person.  While she had no children of her own, she enjoyed spending time with her niece and nephew and they became special to her as well as her great-nieces and nephews.  She was of the Christian Faith and a member of the Southland Christian Church in Lexington. 


Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister; Glenna Edwards.


Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory, a niece; Stephanie (Brian) Whitaker of Somerset and Joseph Christopher (Emily) Edwards of Owensboro, great nieces and nephews; Josh and Addie Reese Edwards, Hannah (Austin) Coomer and Emily Whitaker, great-great niece Lakynn Baber and great-great nephew; Kipp Baber.  She is also survived by special friends that have been close to her since her childhood;  Sharon Mandt, Ann Todd Dupree, Janice Yarberry, Sharon Lynn McMahan, Nancy Fouser, Marian Jarboe, and Jane Keltner as well as those who were waiting for her on the other side; Martha Collier, Betty Ray Swan and Marilyn Harvey. Betty will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.


Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory. 


The Celebration of Life memorial Service will be at 6:00 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brian Whitaker officiating. 


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Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements for Betty Jo Young.