Catherine Irene (Sporn) Young, 76, of Little River, KS passed away Saturday Oct 24th, 2020 at Via Christi St
Francis Hospital Wichita, KS.
Cathy was born December 16, 1943 in Stafford, KS. She was a graduate of Little River High in 1962 and then
attended Adela Hale Business School in Hutchinson, KS then worked at the Lyons State Bank in Lyons KS
until starting her family. She was united in marriage June 18, 1966 to Leland M Young in the
Congregational Church in Little River, of which she was a lifetime member.
Cathy was known by her kind and generous heart and her divine cooking abilities. We were all so
blessed by her gift of unconditional love which she instilled into her children and grandchildren. Family
was everything to her and she was always hosting get togethers and being a part of all the special
occasions. She has left a permanent stamp on all of her family’s hearts and she will forever be missed.
Surviving family members include her husband, Leland Young of Little River, KS; daughters, Vicki & Brian
Ward of Haysville, KS, Sherri and Benjamin Williams of Bennett, CO, and Tammi Adel of Derby, KS; eight
Grandchildren, Cierra and Alex Pauler of Wichita, KS, Nathan Young and Austin Ward of Haysville, KS, Joseph Williams and Benjamin Williams II of Bennett, CO, Dana Young of Wichita, KS, Justin Young of Wichita, KS, and Rayn Akram of Tulsa, OK; and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Thelma
(Christiansen) Sporn; brothers, George and Richard Sporn; and sister, Patricia Link; and grandson, Jacob
Funeral will be set for a future date in the spring at the Congregational Church in Little River, KS and
burial will be at Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River.
A service summary is not available