She married Keith Sweeney on Jan. 2, 1960 while living in Denver, Colo. They moved to Clymer in 1961. Yvette completed the Jamestown Community College Nursing Program in 1982 and worked at Corry Manor until she retired in March 2003. She was also an EMT for the Clymer Fire Department, a member of the North Clymer Methodist Church, and was an avid animal lover — she named each one she came across. Yvette enjoyed all the old time songs and as a child traveled to several area churches in Denver with her mother who was a professional opera singer. Her hobby was sewing and she enjoyed making clothing for her children when they were little. She also enjoyed participating with the Girl Scouts. She loved all of her family and friends and was one of the last of three generations of girls.
Yvette was preceded in death by her parents and sister Yvonne Testa. She is survived by her husband Keith, sister Ylin Lacombe of Charleston, S.C., sons Kevin (Beth) Sweeney of Erie, Pa., Kraig (Dawn) Sweeney of Sherman, N.Y., daughter Kristine (Chad) Grover of Simpsonville, S.C., five grandchildren, Joe Sweeney, Erin Poulliott, Tracey Sweeney, Brandy Sweeney, Corey Grover and four great-granddaughters, Aryanna, Syerra, Raegan and Jocelyn.
Friends will be received at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer, N.Y., on Friday, Nov. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Spitzer Funeral Home with Pastor David Wickins and Pastor Ken Hodgins, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the North Clymer Methodist Church, 7761 RT 474 Panama, N.Y. 14767 or Clymer Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 31, Clymer, N.Y. 14724.
Yvette Irene Balla Sweeney