MaryAlice J. "Joan" Young, 79, Altoona, died Friday at Valley View Home after a brief illness.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Martin and Katherine (Shatzer) Cornelius. She married Fred S. Young Jr. on July 4, 1959, in Altoona, and he died July 8, 2002.
Surviving are a daughter, Lisa K. (Donald) Yohn of Altoona; two grandchildren: Ethan and Shane Yohn; a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Yohn; a niece, Sharon (Mike) Gaut in Tennessee; and a nephew, Marty Cornelius and his family in Florida.
Joan was a graduate of Altoona High School and a member of Faith Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafts and candle making and loved animals, especially her dog, Nicki.
There will be no public funeral arrangements. Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona.