Beverly McDaniel Young-Bowling, 72, Indianapolis

Beverly McDaniel Young-Bowling, 72, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020, in Indianapolis, after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born February 6, 1947, to Joseph and Pauline (Kirchoff) McDaniel in Evansville, Bev devoted her personal and professional life to caring for others.

A graduate of the University of Evansville, her professional career was spent in the service of others, both in the teaching profession in Evansville, then later working for the Indiana Department of Child Services in Jasper and Indianapolis before retiring in 2009.

She was a devoted member of Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg for many years.

She was an avid baker and enjoyed crocheting, with her work becoming a frequent gift to extended family over the years.

She was a tireless volunteer at Jasper youth sporting events and remained passionate about supporting the activities of her kids and later her grandkids throughout her life.

Beverly is survived by her five children, Robert (Dana) Young of Jasper and Carmen (Grant) McEntire, Melanie (Matt) Crosby, Benjamin Young and Emily (Ola) Durowoju, all of Indianapolis; and nine grandchildren: Grant, Ethan, Tanner, Gabriella, Cadence, Caylee, Dominic, Will and Korede.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pauline and Joseph McDaniel; and her first-born twin boys who died at birth.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 19, at Indiana Funeral Care-Indianapolis, 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. and a service at 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at or another favorite charity.

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