Burton Young

January 3, 1928 - December 11, 2022

Burton Young, 94, of West Union, Ohio passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at The Adams County Manor. He was born January 3, 1928 in West Union.  He is preceded in death by wife, Lois Young; mother: Ruby Young; father and step-mother: Thomas and Hettie Young; two grandsons: Kevin Mitts and Bobby Mitts; one brother: Eugene Young; two step brothers: Wayne Adams and Bill Adams; one son-in-law, Bob Mitts and one sister-in-law, Ruth Young.

Burton is survived by one son, Donald (Ruth) Young of West Union; two daughters: Dianna Young-Mitts of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Debbie (Melvin) Fannin of West Union; three grandchildren: Jeremy Young of West Union, Leslie (Garett) Koehler of Otway and Wendy (Eric) Rodriguez of Port St. Lucie, Florida; four great-grandchildren: Josh Young of Peebles, Elyse Rodriguez of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Aralyn Koehler and Thaddeus Koehler of Otway and one brother, Mack Young of Arizona.

Burton was born on Wheat Ridge Road in West Union. He was a member of the National Camping and Hiking Association and attended the West Union Presbyterian Church throughout his life. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  He worked as a mechanic for John Deere for 12 years and later retired from the Copeland Corporation.  He served on the West Union Village Council, he was a member of the rambling relics antique car club and enjoyed western novels and puzzles.  He treasured his family and was always willing to help anyone in need.

In Lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to:

Hospice of Hope Incorporated

215 Hughes Boulevard, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154


American Cancer Society

2806 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

The public visitation is 5-8 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 1 pm Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated. Pastor Bill Cooper will officiate.

The public interment is at Wheat Ridge Baptist Cemetery, Freeland Hollow Road, Oliver Township, West Union, Ohio 45693. The Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military service.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.


Phil and Vicki Rhonemus - Jan 2, 2023
Dear Young Families, Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Remembering the good times our 2 families had through personal contacts, church, and 4-H. Always enjoyed talking to Burt as I saw him in the community after Lois had passed. We always liked to share various topics. He will be missed. Sincerely,
Ericka D Barlow - Dec 17, 2022
I had pleasure taking care of him in apline house he was good person
Bonnie Pierce - Dec 13, 2022
My mother and I worked with Burton at Copeland he was a good person enjoyed talking with him . Prayers for his family
Robin Lucas - Dec 13, 2022
Our church family has lost another good man. May his family find peace in knowing Burton was a kind person to all. I will remember the wonderful smile he always had on his face. My heart and prayers are with the family.
Elaine and John T. Lafferty - Dec 13, 2022
To Burton's family, we send our sincere sympathy. He and Lois were always part of our Presbyterian church family, and he was a good citizen who will be truly missed.