Mary C. Sweet 1920 - 2009
Shawnee — Funeral Mass for Mary C. Sweet, 89, Shawnee, will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawnee. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Lenexa.
Mrs. Sweet died Monday July 20, 2009, at her son’s home in Kansas City, Kan.
She was born May 1, 1920, in Franklin, Kan., the daughter of Elmer and Katherine (Rombeck) Manly.
Mrs. Sweet was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church. She had worked as a seamstress at Nat Nast and then as a lab technician at KC Biological. She was known for her doll making, crocheting, and her love of flower gardening.
She married Jess Sweet on Feb. 12, 1942, in Marysville. He died in 1987,
An infant daughter, Mary Carolyn, and a son, Jess Alan, also died earlier.
Survivors include four children, Shirley Dyer, Gerald (Marcia) Sweet, Harold (Mauring) Sweet and John Sweet; two brothers, Paul and Kenneth Manly; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Manly; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A Rosary service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday with a visitation to follow, also at the church.
The family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, sent in care of Alden-Harring Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012.