Gardenia Young

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SMETHPORT - Gardenia Mae "Dee" Young, 70, of Smethport, died Friday (Jan. 15, 2016) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 8, 1945, in Bradford, a daughter of Earl Eugene and Ida Mae Bailey Elderkin. On March 19, 1977, in Bradford, she married George W. Young, who died Oct. 22, 2009.
Mrs. Young attended Bradford schools and was a homemaker, tending to the needs of her family.
She is survived by one daughter, Charlene (Alton Jr.) Nofsker of Shinglehouse; two sons, Bruce Heffner of Smethport and Brian Heffner of Albion, N.Y.; three granddaughters; two grandsons; a grandson-in-law; one sister, Rosetta Lee Cramer of Sheffield; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Lynn Heffner and Bradley James Heffner; and a sister-in-law, Della Johnson.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Gardenia's home in Smethport. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Sena-Kean Manor Activities Department, 17083 Route 6, Smethport, PA 16749.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
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Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
(814) 887-5565
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Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25, 2016
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