Barbara Ann Young, 74, Eclipse Baton Corps founder, active in her church, was Elvis fan

By on April 25, 2018

Barbara Ann Young, 74, of Ephrata, went to be with The Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara was born in Clay Township to Lloyd Martin Leibig and Erla Mae (Eberly) Leibig on April 28, 1943.

Besides her husband, the late Menno A. Young Sr.; and her parents; she was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Kayla Marie Heckathorn; and two sisters: Carol Jean Springer and Charlotte Louise Beckham.

Surviving Barbara are five children: Menno A. Young Jr., husband of Prasert Young of Reinholds; Robin D. Dengler, wife of Leonard Dengler of Reading; Cheryl Ann Armstrong of Ephrata; Cynthia Jane Street of Ephrata; and Tracy L. Wooden of Ephrata. Also, surviving are 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Loretta Schannauer of Denver; and Kenneth Lloyd Leibig husband of Sandra of Lebanon.

Barbara was the founder of the Eclipse Baton Corps in the late 1980s. The group marched in numerous parades and for special events. She was an active member of the Stevens United Zion Church (now known as United Fellowship of Reinholds), where she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school. Barbara loved Elvis.

Services were held April 26 at Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, with Rev. John Leisey officiating. Interment, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, will take place on Thursday, April 26, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either Ephrata Area Social Service, ephrataareasocialservices.org; or the Four Diamonds children’s cancer fund, fourdiamonds.org.

To leave an online condolence visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, handled the arrangements.

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