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Feb. 16, 2019

Northwest community mourning student’s passing

Updated: Feb. 18, 2019

Northwest Missouri State University is mourning after learning of the passing of one of its students.

Lonnae Young, a junior psychology major from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, died unexpectedly during the morning of Feb. 16 at SSM Health St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. An autopsy is planned.

A viewing is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Charity Church, 9505 E. 47th St., in Kansas City, Missouri. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. at the church.

Young was a resident assistant on the second floor of Dieterich Hall. She was involved with Sigma Society and TRIO.

Students needing counseling assistance should contact Wellness Services at 660.562.1348, or contact University Police at 660.562.1254 outside of regular business hours. Faculty and staff should call the University employee assistance program at 800.964.3577. A county counseling support line also is available to all members of the Northwest community at 888.279.8188.


Dr. Mark Hornickel
Administration Building
Room 215