May 27, 1943 ~ November 27, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Rita Joyce Stewart Young, 77, of Owensboro passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 27, 1943 in Owensboro to the late Manford C. and Lola D. Sumner Stewart. Rita was a member of the Salvation Army Corps Church. She enjoyed yard sales and buying and selling antiques. She enjoyed Elvis and Jimmy Swaggart music. Rita’s true enjoyment came from having family gatherings and special time with her friends.

Rita was the central figure of the family; positively affected everyone she touched, a light where ever she went.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her infant daughter Leigh Ann and her brothers Manford D. Stewart Sr. and Gary Leon Stewart.

Rita is survived by her husband William R. Young of 47 years, her daughters Diana McKinney and Carla (Victor) Haworth, her grandchildren Brandon, Jordan, Cassidi, Jared, Jesselyn, and Nathaniel, 10 great grandchildren and a grandma to many more, her brothers James (Mary) Stewart and Charles (Donna) Stewart, along with the love of many nieces, nephews and friends.

Private services will be held for immediate family. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date for friends and family to attend.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Autism Association; PO Box 1703 New York, NY 10156.

All twenty-five loved ones who wish to honor Rita at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Young. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Rita Joyce Stewart Young and sign her virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com

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  1. Bill, Diana and Carla,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, I have known Rita and Bill for a long time and I know that she will be missed,
    She was a very special person, You are all in my Prayers.

  2. So sorry for your loss. She’s looking down on you all now.loving and praying for each of you .she’ll be waiting for your arrival one day with open arms. Love to you all

  3. Sending condolences to Bill and her family. I had the pleasure of enjoying Rita’s friendship, so sad she is no longer with us.

  4. I have such wonderful memories of Rita. I first met her when she was having a yard sale and she was extremely nice then. After our first meeting I introduce my daughter to her and over the years my daughter grow to care about her as much as I did. We often ran into each other and other yard sales, St Vincent de Paul and even the Salvation Army. But when she moved the street over from us my daughter and myself we’re delighted. Not just for her amazing yard sales but to have such a caring and loving person living close to us. We were sad when she moved away. We are so hurt that Rita is no longer with us however we have wonderful memories to hold close to our hearts to remember what an amazing person Rita truly was. Her entire family has our sympathy and will be in our prayers. God bless.

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