With her dedication to her Lord and Saviour, and the discovery of her love for caring for the needs of others, she found her life calling at a young age working as a nurse's aide.
Mary enlisted in the Army to serve as a Medical Technician during the Korean War, and was stationed in Japan. After promotion to Sergeant and an honorable discharge, she attended Arkansas Baptist Hospital Traning for Nurses. Mary was licensed in Missouri, and her first official position was at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City. She then took a position at the Independence Sanatorium and Hospital, later renamed to Independence Regional, where she retired.
Continuing to be needed in the healthcare industry, she accepted positions in a nursing home, and then volunteering with Hospice Care. Amazingly, she continued to care for friends and family even as she was being cared for herself. There are only a few people you meet in your life that you can truly say your life was touched by, and Mary Young was one of those individuals who lived as a true servant and touched those around her. She is greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Elise (Fiorvante) Quigley of Quigley Castle of Carroll County, Ark. Two brothers, Donald and Roy Quigley; one sister-in-law, Jean Quigley. Surviving her is one son, Melvin Young, and four daughters Sandra, Pamela, Lori and Patricia.
Mary was buried with military honors at Jackson County Field of Honor Veterans Cemetery at Grain Valley for the Veterans of the whole area.