Evelyn E. Sweeney, 87, of 4537 Kortwright Road, Busti, died Thursday, Jan, 24, 2013, in her home.
She was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Jamestown, a daughter of the late Robert and Florence Robbins Stufflebeam.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Southwestern Central School District as a cafeteria worker.
She was a member of Mission Covenant Church, Sugar Grove, Panama Senior Citizens, Celoron Senior Citizens, Retired Ladies Group and AMVETS Auxiliary.
She enjoyed bowling, gardening and making crafts. She was especially close to her dog, Rowdy.
Surviving are her husband of 66 years, William A. Sweeney, whom she married June 22, 1946; three daughters: Judy (Gary) Fry of Sugar Grove, Rebecca (Jeff) Wilbur of Yukon, Okla., and Marjorie Roy of Busti; a daughter-in-law, Mary Sweeney of Lakewood; seven grandchildren: Todd and Steven Sweeney, Bridget Strong, Amy O'Donnell, Craig Fry, Sherri Smith and Kristi Costilla; 16 great-grand children; and a brother, Kenneth (Alta) Stufflebeam of Kennedy, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by a son, William A. Sweeney, Oct. 17, 2012; a daughter, Kathleen Marie Sweeney, Dec. 20, 2012; a brother, Wayne Stufflebeam; and a son-in-law, Scott Roy.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Mission Covenant Church, Sugar Grove. The Rev. Brian Haight will officiate.
Burial will be in Grant Cemetery, Niobe.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service Monday in the church.
Memorials may be made to Mission Covenant Church, 7205 Matthews Run Road, Sugar Grove, PA 16350; or Hospice Chau-tauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Evelyn at www.lindfuneralhome. com.