Burnita D. Young, 98, of Solon died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Solon Care Center. Services were held on March 10 at the Solon United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Kober officiated. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Burnita was born Dec. 24, 1915, in Edgewood to H. Roy and Ruth Alcorn. She attended Cedar Rapids Business College and worked as a secretary and bookkeeper. She married Alfred G. Young on Oct. 13, 1939. Burnita’s last place of employment was St. Luke’s Hospital– where she worked for 17 years. Upon retirement, she enjoyed traveling and gave much of her free time to volunteering and giving back to her community. Some of the organizations that she was active in were Iowa State Commission for the blind as a reader, Green square meals, R.S.V.P., Cedar Rapids and Solon public schools, St. Luke’s Hospital and Kenwood Methodist and Solon United Methodist Churches.
She will be remembered for her quick wit, sense of humor and her love of reading, quilting, and creative writing of poems, and jingles. She lived a very full and active life.
Burnita is survived by her only son, Larry (Deannie) Young of Solon. Four grandchildren: Todd (Jenny) Young of Minot, N.D.; Stacey Young-Hackert of Solon, Chad (Rebecca) and Benjamin Young both of Iowa City. Seven great-grandchildren: Tory, Quinn, Lincoln, Ivan, Avery, Miley, and Wyatt. She is also survived by her sister, Elinor Bea Entrekin and nieces, Jena Hamilton and Wendy Nemechek.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred, in 1975 and then her sister, Velma Schlomann.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.