by Eric A Thomas
Jean Young celebrates 20 years with The Farmers State Bank and Trust Company
After two separate and distinctive careers, Jacksonville native Jean Young will enter retirement.
Young began her current career in 2002 as the administrative assistant in the loan department at The Farmers State Bank and Trust Company (FSBTCO). During her time with the bank, she was promoted to loan officer in 2005, assistant vice president in 2008 and in 2012 she became vice president in the loan department. In 2009 the employees of FSBTCO voted Young Employee of the Year. She will close her career as vice president-loan officer on June 25, 2021.
“When I graduated high school, I went to work for a local law firm, Flynn and Flynn,” remembers Young. “When one of my employers from there was retiring, FSBTCO pursued me for my deep knowledge of legal issues and experience I had gained from my 36 years with the firm.”
When asked what she will miss most about her job she replied the people; both the customers and the coworkers. “I have really enjoyed my time at the bank and have really met many wonderful people,” she added.
Through her position with FSBTCO she was involved with two community organizations. She served as a member and treasurer of the Prairieland United Way Board of Directors. United Way effectively raises and allocates funds to support a strong network of quality agencies and services. This network includes 26 nonprofit agencies and 31 programs. Also, she was a member and treasurer of the Jacksonville Enterprise Zone Development Corporation (JEZDC) Board. The JEZDC is a for-profit community development corporation subsidiary of Jacksonville Main Street. Together, these organizations share the mission to enhance quality of life, cultivate historic integrity, and help businesses thrive through partnerships and programming in downtown Jacksonville.
Upon retirement Young is looking forward to reading, relaxing and enjoying life. After spending many vacations there and truly loving it, they are planning on relocating to Lake of the Ozarks in the very near future.
Young and her husband Harold are lifelong residents of Jacksonville. They have two children: Scott Young and Melissa Schildman. The Youngs are blessed with four grandchildren.
The Farmers State Bank and Trust Company was established in 1910 and has been serving the citizens of Morgan County for over 100 years. The main facility is located at 200 West State Street and they have a location at 1718 West Morton Avenue.