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Jill Suzanne Merritt Goffeney, 35, of 643 Summit Road, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (Jan. 8, 2013) at her residence.
Born Jan. 31, 1977, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Thomas and Marilyn R. Oliver Yonker and Arthur Merritt.
A 1997 graduate of Smethport High School, she earned her associate's degree in computer science, with honors, from I.T.T. Technical Institute in Clearwater, Fla.
She was a member of the First Wesleyan Church.
In addition to her mother and stepfather, Marilyn and Thomas Yonker and her father Arthur Merritt, she is survived by two daughters, Allison Renee Goffeney and Alexis Nichole Goffeney, both of Indiana; three sisters, Nicole Merritt of Bradford, Brandi (Bryan) Murphy of Greenville, S.C., and Amanda Merritt of Bradford; a cousin, with whom she was raised, Jennifer Hitchcock Bednez of Bradford; two stepbrothers, Todd Yonker of Limestone, N.Y., and Jeff Yonker of Eldred; five nephews, Andrew, Branden, Bryan, Thomas and Elijah; two nieces, Christina and Lauren.; three aunts, Charolotte (Mel) Lewis, Marsha (Burdette) Hitchcock, and Ellamae (Douglas) Oliver; and many loved cousins.
At the request of the family, there will be no visitation and funeral services will be private.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to McKean County, SPCA, P.O. Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, 2013