Funeral Services: Monday, January 17, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at the Fontanelle United Methodist Church with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery, Casey, Iowa.
Family Visitation: Monday, January 17th at the church from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Open Visitation: Sunday, January 16th, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle.
Memorials: To the Hospice of Central Iowa, Alzheimer’s Association (Iowa Chapter) or Fontanelle United Methodist Church.
Velta Mary Young was born January 27, 1931 to Ernest L. Cline and Leah (Williams) Cline in their farm home near Casey, Iowa. She passed away peacefully on Friday, January 14, 12011, at the Greenfield Manor in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 79 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.
On June 25, 1950 Velta married Manley B. Young at the Methodist Church in Casey. Through the years they lived in rural Casey, rural Anita and moved to Fontanelle in 1970 where Manley still resides. While a Farm wife, Velta sold Avon for many years and wrote local news for several weekly newspapers. Later she worked at Mertes Insurance in Adair, Farm Service and Adair County Mutual in Greenfield, and the Fontanelle Observer before retiring. She also kept books for Manley's trucking business.
Velta was active in her church and was Treasurer for the Fontanelle Methodist church for several years. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She and Manley enjoyed spending time in south Texas during the winters and loved dancing. Velta never met a stranger.
Survivors include husband, Manley Young; Son, David (Diana) Young of Casey; Daughter, Kathy Kurtz of Indianola; four Grandchildren, Scott (Michelle) Kurtz of Urbandale, Joshua (Brenda) Young of Council Bluffs, Amanda Young (Neal Roof) of Avoca, Ashley (Scott) Jacobson of Ankeny; three Great Grandchildren, Kamryn and Kayden Kurtz and Braden Young; as well as many extended family members and friends whose lives she touched. Velta was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters who died as young children, her father and mother-in-law, WB and Mildred Young, and son-in-law, Tony Kurtz.