Elaine Christine Young

April 14, 1966 ~ January 7, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Elaine Christine Young, 56 of Jacksonville, died Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 14, 1966 in Beardstown, the daughter of Robert Lee and Wilma Jean Houchins Young.

She is survived by two children Jessica (husband Charles, Jr) Tucker and Cody (wife Ashley) Sevier; 8 grandchildren Michael and Fernando Medina, Whyatt, Logan, Brandon, and Kellen Wilson, Mallorie Downing, and Jayden Tucker; her sister Carole (husband John) Tego of Virginia; and a brother Wesley (wife Debbie) Young of Beardstown; her beloved cat Socks; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and two children in infancy Larry Sevier and Kurstin Griffin.

Elaine attended Beardstown Schools. She was a certified nursing assistant for 18+ years. She returned to the healthcare sector 6 years ago working for Cedarhurst and recently for Heritage Health in Jacksonville as an activity aid. In her spare time, she enjoyed old time television including “Andy Griffin” and “I love Lucy” shows. Elaine and her family where all musically inclined and in her younger years she played the trumpet and sang. Her passions included music, dolphins and collecting stuff animals.

No formal services will take place at this time. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery at a later date. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is handling the arrangements.

Memorials have been suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

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