Mary E. Schrader

October 01, 1929 - May 03, 2014

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Service: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 1:30 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Calling: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 2 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Friday
Mary Elizabeth (Buckles) Young Schrader, 84, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Columbia City died Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Hospice Home, Fort Wayne with her family at her side.

She moved to Whitley County as a teenager from Indianapolis.

Mary began her career working as an x-ray technician at the Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. After her marriage to Carl Young, she and her husband operated Young’s General Store in Burr Oak south of Albion with his parents and brothers. She later worked in the Noble County Treasurer’s office, and retired as a bookkeeper for Columbia City Builders Supply in Columbia City.

Mary enjoyed the company of her cats and doing crossword puzzles. She loved getting together with her family anytime, but especially loved Christmas.

In 2008, she moved in with her son, Gage, who provided her with excellent loving care.

She was born October 1, 1929, in Greenfield, having been abandoned on a doorstep shortly after her birth. She spent the first two weeks of her life living in the Hancock County Jail under the care of the county sheriff. His wife named her Mary “Doe”. She was soon adopted by Thomas and Pearl (Bristow) Buckles, and they kept the name Mary.

On September 19, 1949, in Whitley County she married Carl “Red” Young. He preceded her in death on December 9, 1958. Then, on May 14, 1966 she married H. Max Schrader. He preceded her in death on November 10, 1980.

Surviving are a daughter, Dianne (Alan) Baker of Fort Wayne; six sons, Michael Young of Tri Lakes, Pat (Kathy) Young of Kendallville, Jeff (Sherry) Young of Fort Wayne, Jim (Pam) Young of Fort Wayne, Gage Schrader of Fort Wayne, and Grant (Joelle) Schrader of Leo; ten grandchildren, Adam (Stephanie) Young of Millersburg, Beth (Donald) Mosley of Kendallville, James Young of Fort Wayne, Andy (Jeni) Young of Fort Wayne, Josh (Chrissy) Young of Fort Wayne, Tim (Joy) Young of North Manchester, Becci (fiancé, Fred Kunkel) Young of Fort Wayne, Joe Young of Fort Wayne, Alexa Schrader of Leo, and Mallory Schrader of Leo; ten great-grandchildren, Leanne Young, Carl Young, Sarah Young, Matthew Mosley, Mark Mosley, Michael Mosley, Luci Young, Logan Young, Colton Young, and Levi Young.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 9, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Clare Jewell of Lakewood Park Baptist Church in Auburn officiating. Burial will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery in Merriam.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Calling is Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Charley & Sara Fisher
May 13th, 2014 2:28pm

Mike & Family, Although we did not know your mother personally, we understand the loss of a parent. Prayers and well wishes to you at this difficult time.

robin haines
May 7th, 2014 3:14pm
Rome City

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I didn't have the privilege of knowing her, but she raised a wonderful son ,in you Pat. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Love Robin

Joseph Hodge
May 7th, 2014 3:09pm
Louisville KY

I just wanted to let you all know your in my thoughts and prayers.

Cherie Badders
May 7th, 2014 2:16pm
Orland IN

You and your family are and will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.May The Lord be with you Cherie and the girls

Julie Marchese
May 7th, 2014 12:56pm
Logansport, In

Grant and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family in this time of loss. Peace be with you. Julie Marchese LT

Dave and Karene Sanford
May 6th, 2014 9:27pm
Colorado Springs, CO

We express our sympathy to the entire family at this time as you grieve her passing.

Tom and Jane Hulen
May 6th, 2014 3:07pm

Pat and family - our sympathy is with you and your family - my your memories live in your heart for ever - Blessings, Tom and Jane

Jim and Kathy Austin
May 6th, 2014 12:40pm
Naperville, IL

Dear Grant, Kathy and I will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. Your mother sounds like she was a wonderful person. Keep your thoughts on the life she lived and the memories she gave you to cherish. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Sincerely, Jim and Kathy

Marty Matson
May 5th, 2014 11:10pm
St. Louis, MO

Grant, Our mothers are always remembered by their unending love and understanding. Peace be with you at this difficult time.

Roy and Kay Collins
May 5th, 2014 8:19pm

With our deepest sympathies and prayers.

Bernard Peters
May 5th, 2014 6:30pm
Atlanta GA

Grant Schrader My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jana Bristow Shellman
May 5th, 2014 1:35pm
Fort Wayne

Have many memories of Mary. She taught me how to make my favorite comfort food (eggs poached in milk over toast) when I stayed with her family at the farm at Burr Oak. Just remembering the many Christmas Days our families shared with the Buckles, the Youngs, the Bristows, over the past 65 years. An indelible memory is Mary dancing the Macarena at Jeff's wedding! Fun and loving memories. God's Blessings upon the Young/Schrader extended family. All my love, Jana.

Kelly Taulbee
May 5th, 2014 11:11am
Columbia City

So sorry to hear the loss of your mother Know that you and your family are in are prayers