Thursday, February 4, 2010

Beverly Marcine Sweeney, 67, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at home. She was the daughter of James Haley and Emma Ellen (Wright) Johnson, born October 31, 1942, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

On Dec. 23, 1958, she married Laurence Michael Jones. To this union four children were born: Marcine Renee; Teresa Kay; Christine Lynn; and Steven Michael.

She was reared in Winfield, Kan. Because her husband was in the Marine Corps, she lived in Oceanside, Calif., Norfolk, Va., Hawaii and Peculiar, where they settled and raised their children.

On Aug. 30, 1980, she married John (Jack) Lawrence Sweeney III. he preceded her in death May 3, 2002. Also preceding her were her parents and one sister, Carol Louise Topper. Jack and Beverly lived for five years in Baytown, Texas, before settling in Eagle Rock. Jack's children Sheri Marie and Michael Ray became her children too.

Survivors include: her sister and brother-in-law Jimalene and Jerald Cales, of Winfield, Kan.; brother-in-law, Skip Atwood, of Glasgow, Ky.; sister-in-law Patricia Nelson, of Whitney, Texas; Her children: Marcine and Dennis Carey, of Raytown; Sheri Springer, of Joplin; Teresa Kooken and Cullen, of Cassville; Michael and Lori Sweeney, of Ozark; Christine and Sal Anguzza, of Vista, Calif.; and Steven Jones, of Eagle Rock; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Sunday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

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