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Family remembers Buckner, Missouri husband, wife killed in Texas crash
By Dave D'Marko,
BUCKNER, Mo. — A Buckner Missouri husband and wife were killed in a crash on a Texas Highway Wednesday.
The couple was in their 70s. Dennis and DeAun Young leave behind five sons and nine grandchildren. But they’re part of a larger community family too. They volunteered years of service in Eastern Jackson County.
“They’ve always been instilling with us a strong sense of volunteerism and community. If we made a list of all the things my parents were involved in it would be an extraordinary list,” their son Luke Young said.
That current list included tutoring, swim lessons and life guard instruction, pastoring, coaching, MOJA camp counselors, VFW Commander, and Boy Scout troop leaders, just to name a few.
“My parents just never were afraid to get involved or be active,” their son Sam Young said.
Family says that volunteerism only increased as they reached retirement in their 70s. Pillars in the community, for Luke, Sam and their brothers Dennis and DeAun were just mom and dad.