Nancy K. Young

Jan 16th, 1944 - Feb 14th, 2021


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Feb. 27th, 2021 10:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM


The Annex in Herrin

Sat, Feb. 27th, 2021 1:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM

Nancy K. Young, age 77, of Carterville, passed away at 3:20am on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Herrin Hospital after a brave and courageous battle with cancer.

Nancy was born in Spring Valley, Illinois on January 16, 1944, the daughter of Edward and Francis (Piascyk) Kelish. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a factory laborer. She was of Catholic faith and had attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.

Nancy loved life up North but after moving to Southern Illinois seven years ago, was quickly comforted to call it home. She left an impact on many lives and the many friendships made was something she deeply treasured.

Survivors include-

Son- Mike and Debbi Young of Marion, Iowa

Daughter- Lynette and Doug McFadden of Marion, IL

Son- Jack and Ana Young of Herrin

Grandchildren- Samantha Young, Trevor Young, Jacob Pierce, Chase Pierce,

     Madalynn McFadden, David Young, Lia Young, Andres Manzano, & Mariana Manzano

Brothers- Bill and Rick Kelish

Sisters- Carol and Bill Greathouse

     Randa and Dave Walters

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.

A time of visitation will be held from 10am-12pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Following, family and friends are asked to join the family for food and fellowship in a celebration of life at the Annex in Herrin from 1-3pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the OLMC- New School Fund. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

Share a memory, message, or condolence



8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Fred Young

    From: Martinez, Georgia

    Date: February 17, 2021

    I’m sorry Mike, Lynette, and Jack. Your mom was a great person and will definitely be missed. She would always be there if you needed someone to talk to. Love you all.

  • Guest: Terry Jeneski

    From: Glendale Hts. , Illinois

    Date: February 17, 2021

    Nancy was a member of our great 1962 DePue High School class. She was a caring, kind and a good friend of mine as were all the Kelish family who lived in White City DePue, Illinois. Nancy was a sweet special person. She didn’t say much but her character, personality, and things she did for all of us showed she was a SPECIAL PERSON who will be missed. RIP Nancy. Many memories.

  • Guest: Terry Jeneski

    From: Glendale Hts , Illinois

    Date: February 17, 2021

    Nancy and I were classmates in DePue High School Class of 1962. We were also neighbors and friends in White City DePue, Illinois. I spent many days at her house in their backyard with all her brothers and sisters. Lots of fun and good times. Nancy didn’t say much but always was doing things for many. She had a very gentle manner and really didn’t let things bother her. Her Mom and Dad were super and treated me like family. Nancy your family, friends, and village are going to miss you. It is hard to replace you. RIP Nancy. Classmate and Friend

  • Guest: Laura Cheatham

    From: Macomb, Illinois

    Date: February 17, 2021

    So sorry for your loss Aunt Nancy will be missed

  • Guest: Judy and John Welsh

    From: Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    Date: February 17, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Nancys’ passing. She was one of my best sister-in-laws and friend. She also made the best tacos. Love to all.

  • Guest: Evon Cheney

    From: Melbourne Australia, Illinois

    Date: February 25, 2021

    Nancy and I worked together at Harper. We became friends and did things on weekends. She was always there when I needed a friend. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I know she will be missed.
    Love to the whole family.

  • Guest: Brianne Packer

    From: Petersburg, Virginia

    Date: February 27, 2021

    I am sending my love and prayers for you all right now! I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Lynnette! Please give everyone big hugs from me. Cancer is so unfair. It takes everyone without regard to age or health status or care. One of my Mom’s Sisters has just been diagnosed. If I could be there in person, I would in a heartbeat.

  • Guest: Kelsey Rich

    From: Wyanet, Illinois

    Date: February 27, 2021

    She will missed the first ever person who taught me how to cook ❤️