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Robert Hopkins “Bob” Young, age 91 of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. He was born on Nov. 16, 1925, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Arthur Ransom and Edna Hopkins Young.
When he turned 17, he left high school and joined the United States Navy serving his country in World War II. He then attended Wichita State University acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Bob went on to Washburn Law School and married Helen Arlene Glover on March 15, 1954, at Fort Scott, Kan. He finished his Juris Doctorate at the University of Missouri Kansas City. He was the founding juvenile judge in Johnson County, Kan. He later was in private law practice and served as Linn County attorney for several terms.
He was a member of Rotary International, VFW and the Kansas Bar Association. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dean; and two sisters, Donna Young and Natala Robinson.
Bob is survived by his wife Helen Arlene; three sons, Scott Ransom Young, Matthew Young  and Kim, and Patrick Young  and Kelley; two daughters, Lisa Godard and Joe, and Holly Madl and Mark; one brother, Dan Young; and nine grandchildren, Clara, Kim, Eric, Jennifer, Heather, Nick, Katie, Kelly and Emily; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Jan. 16, 2017, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel with burial in the Pleasanton Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions to Olathe Hospice. Online condolences for the family can be left at


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