Frances L. Hedderick, age 70, of 2791 Dunn Valley Road, Waterford, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Hamot Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Born January 11, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Elmer W. Goodwill Sr. and Florence Millicient Shampoe Goodwill, and was raised on a farm in McKean. She attended the Aubery School in McKean until grade 8, graduated from Academy High School, and then graduated from Thiel College. She earned her degree and attended courses in law at John Marshal Law School in Chicago, IL.
Upon returning to Waterford, she married Gus Hedderick of Dunn Valley Farms, where she later, as his widow, raised, drove, and showed her beautiful Belgium Horse teams. She loved her horses and her animals and the outdoors. She farmed her Dunn Valley Farms until her recent illness.
Survivors include her son, Jason Goodwill and his wife Corazon; her beloved grandchildren, Trisha and Holly; her sister Jackquelin L. Angelotti of Rochester, MN; and her sister-in-law Connie Goodwill of Waterford. Also, her dearest friend, Carl Beaumont, her nieces Lori Chase and family, Lisa Rindfuss and family, and Carin Cortesi and family; and her nephews John Diemling and family, William Sechrist and family, and Dr. Frank Angelotti and family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Audrey Weaver, and a brother Elmer W. Goodwill Jr.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Saturday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. The visitation hours will conclude with a service at 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 915 State Street, Erie, PA 16501.