Kathleen M. Sweeney, 56, of 9740 Davey Hill Road, Tidioute, Pa., passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her residence.
She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on Feb. 4, 1956, a daughter of Evelyn E. (Stufflebeam) and William A. Sweeney, of Kortwright Road, Jamestown, N.Y.
Kathy graduated from Southwestern High School in Jamestown, N.Y. in 1974. She was employed at the USDA Forest Service in Irvine at the Forestry Science Lab for the past 20 years. She especially loved spending time on the river.
She was a lifetime member of the AMVETS ladies auxiliary in Sugar Grove, the VFW in Tidioute and the Halgren-Wilcox Post 658 of the American Legion in Youngsville. She was loved by many nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her parents and three sisters: Judy (Gary) Fry, of Sugar Grove, Pa.; Becky (Jeff) Wilbur, of Yukon, Okla., and Marjorie (the late Scott) Roy, of Jamestown, N.Y.; a sister-in-law Mary Sweeney, of Ashville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, William A. Sweeney Jr. in October 2012.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, Dec. 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes where a celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Brian Haight, pastor of Mission Covenant Church, officiating.
The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to a charity of choice. Family and friends may order flowers, send an e-condolence or sign the online guestbook at www.mckinneyfuneral.com.