Thursday, July 8, 2010

Marceline L. Sweeney (Marty), 92, of Monett, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010, at St. John's Hospital in Aurora, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Feb. 5, 1918, in Aurora, daughter of the late Albert J. and Catherine Adams Ruscha.

She was a graduate of Monett High School, was a member of the P.C.C.W., Monett Ladies Golf Association, Monett Women's Bowling League, Etta Gardner Garden Club and the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

She married Edward V. Sweeney Sept. 1, 1943, in Monett. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1997.

Survivors include: sons, J. Edward Sweeney and wife, Donna, and William J. Sweeney and wife, Joy, both of Monett; daughters, Patricia Newbold and husband, Alan, of Kansas City, and Mary Sweeney, of Monett; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Sweeney, of Monett; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael J. Sweeney.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Prayer Services to follow. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Father Paul J. McLoughlin officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Lawrence Catholic School in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home.