Jennifer Lynn Moore LaPoint was born June 15th, 1972 to Diane and Bill Paulson, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was later adopted by Gary Moore, but raised by Dave Young. In her teenage years she ran track and worked at Taco John's, then Easter's Pharmacy and K-mart. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1990, and ten years later received her Associate of Arts degree from Indian Hills Community College. In 2010 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Buena Vista, graduating with honors. Jennifer liked to read John Grisham novels in her free time, and loved frogs and turtles. Her yard was carefully tended with cannis, daffodils, tulips, bleeding hearts, lilacs, peonies, and a plethora of other plants. She was happiest out in nature and her favorite weather was thunderstorms. She loved to cook and could make the most delicious version of a dish you've ever had. She was smart, talented, funny, and all around one of a kind. She frequented farmer's markets and the Amish stores in the surrounding area, and loved the Kalona cheese factory's "squeaky cheese". Jennifer had an affinity for foods others might not enjoy, such as liver and onions, pickled jalapenos, pinto beans, and canned whole tomatoes. She worked at the Christian Book and Gift Store, and later at Menards. Jennifer is preceded in death by her grandmother, Fran Wilson. She is survived by her parents Diane and Dave Young, her sister Misty Young, her brothers Randall Moore and Jeremy (Devin) Young, nieces and nephews, and her former spouse Terry LaPoint, with which she has two daughters Hailee and Hannah LaPoint. Her passing was discovered May 2nd, 2023. A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Ottumwa from 5-7 p.m. Donations to cover the costs of arrangements will be accepted. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com or the Sinnott Funeral Home Facebook page.