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Mary Helen Young Costello, 80, Adair Co. KY (1933-2014)

She was a 'mother' rather than a grandmother to all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a member of a highly respected Adair County family. She was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Dallas & Mary Jane Harmon. She leaves 15 direct living descendants.
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Mary Helen Young Costello age 80 years of Columbia, KY passed away, Monday September 1, 2014 at 8:44pmCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Rev. Glenn McInteer the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at the funeral home.

Mary Helen Young Costello, 80, Adair Co. KY (1933-2014)

She was born on December 31, 1933 in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Dallas & Mary Jane Harmon Richards. She died Monday, September 1, 2014, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 80 years, eight months, and one day.

She was married to Jessie Clarence Young who preceded her in death on April 7, 1990, and later married Charles William Costello who preceded her in death on June 14, 2002.

She was also preceded in death by one son Randall Lee Young on July 22, 1976.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters Marilyn Mann of Georgetown, KY; and Debra Meier of Columbia, KY

  • Four brothers: Ted Richards & Dallas Richards of Columbia, KY; Donald Richards of Elizabethtown, KY; and Dwight Richards of Aurora, IL

  • Three sisters: Sarah Ann Cook of Louisville, KY; Loretta Fay Young of Columbia, KY; and Sheila Jacquline Clyburn of Cumberland Gap, TN
  • Four grandchildren: Mary Angela (Fred) Malone, Leslie Allison Meier, Jessie Alex (Cora Mae) Meier and Janet Alexis (Eric) Jennings

  • Nine great grandchildren: Katie and Alex Malone, Jessika Meier, Bryan Hinton, Jessie Landan Meier, Brady Spires, Jaidon Spires, Kylie Spires and Case Jennings

  • Several nieces, nephews

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
She was a 'mother' rather than a grandmother to all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Send a condolence to the family of Mary Helen Young Costello Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Mary Helen Young Costello, 80, Adair Co. KY (1933-2014)

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