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Jane S. (Stewart) Sweeny

Born: Mon., Nov. 21, 1921
Died: Tue., Apr. 16, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 19, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 19, 2019
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 20, 2019
Location: United Presbyterian Church of Freeport

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Jane S. Sweeny, 97, of Freeport passed away on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 while surrounded by her family, at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. Jane was born in Slate Lick on November 21, 1921, a daughter of the late Emma (Keener) and James Addison Stewart, and was a 1940 graduate of Freeport High School. Jane married Fred C. Sweeny in October of 1946. Mr. Sweeny passed away in 1968. Jane worked as a secretary at Hallman Agency in Freeport and Kittanning for 15 years. Jane had also worked for Schenley Distillery, Allegheny Valley Hospital as a payroll supervisor and for Camerlo's Variety Store and Catering. Jane was an active lifetime member of United Presbyterian Church of Freeport. After heart surgery at the age of 82, Jane was very active in the Cardiac Rehab Program at AVH. When the program ended, she joined Anytime Fitness in Natrona Heights. She spent many hours exercising and socializing with the new friends she had made through those two programs. Jane loved people, and almost everyone she met loved her right back. Her warmth, compassion and wonderful sense of humor were just a few of her special qualities. Jane's greatest joys were her family, her friends and sports, but not always in that order! However, each gave her hours and hours of pleasure and yes, sometimes frustration! But her love for all never wavered. Jane will be greatly missed by all. She is survived by her son, Roger W. Sweeny, of Freeport. She is also survived by her daughter Deborah (Thomas) Keyes, of Canandaigua, NY and her daughter Denise Sweeny (Howard Barash) of New York, NY. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Taylor and Addison Barash In addition to her parents and her husband, Jane is preceded in death by her five brothers, Glenn, William, Charles & Harold Stewart and Richard Stewart Jackson, as well as her sister, Eleanor McMillin. Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 19th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport, PA Funeral service will be held 11 am on Saturday, April 20th at the United Presbyterian Church of Freeport, with Pastor Adam Clever officiating. Graveside services will be held at the McVille Union Cemetery in South Buffalo Twp., weather permitting. The family requests donations to any charity of choice in Jane's memory

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Paul White
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Roger, Debbie and Denise,
You have my deepest sympathy. I have very fond memories of Jane and her bright enthusiasm for for life and others. You are so right, “everyone loved her right back!” Rest in God’s eternal kingdom, Jane.
Paul White
Sarasota, FL

Harold and Ethel Double
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Roger our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sisters. Always liked sending you mother cards and she always sent one back. going to miss hearing stories about her when we go to Brunch. She is looking down on us now, God Bless.

Mary Mateer
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019

Monet's Garden Table Basket was sent by Mary Mateer .

With love from Mary Mateer and Tim Gaghan

Mary Mateer
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Dear Roger, Debbie, and Denise - Your Mom was such a special person and has meant so much to me over the years. She made me feel like family. Even so, I can't begin to know the depth of your grief. Praying for God's comfort and peace to surround each of you. Love, Mary

PS - My husband Tim only met Jane a few years ago, but quickly realized she was a gem! He calls her his "hero" - his role model for aging with great positive spirit.

Denise Kendel-Stewart
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Met Jane many years ago when she was shopping for “Willarayes”at our shop... always as a gift to family. She was such a special lady and I sure enjoyed our discussions! I am certain that she will be missed by many!
My condolences to her children...she must have been an incredible mother!
Rest In Peace, Jane!

Ralph Zema
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
I remember her well: always a smile on her face and a positive attitude. People like her made Freeport a special little town.

Nancy Cunningham
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Roger, Denise And Debbie—your mother was one of the nicest and caring women I have ever met. She sure set a fantastic example for you three and also for a lot of the rest of us. My heart and prayers are with you all.

Jane Knappenberger Anthony
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Roger, Debbie & Denise......deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

Dawn Taylor
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Jane, you will forever be with me, I have been so privileged to have a wonderful friend such as yourself. Once in a lifetime does one get to have a great lady into her life, she made you proud just having her as a close friend. Greatly missed. LOVE YOU!

Mindy Henry
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Jane was such a sweet and loving person! She always was happy to see you and made you feel comfortable. God Bless her and her family! Our loss is Heaven's gain. Prayers for comfort for her family.

Mary Pat Valarik
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Roger, you have my condolence on the death of your lovely Mother. She certainly was a gem, and you took care of her well. She’s off to her eternal reward now and I’m sure you and your sisters will miss her.

Phyllis Petras
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
My sympathy to the family of Jane Sweeny. I had the pleasure of working with Jane many years ago at Camerlo's Variety Store. Jane was one of those people that treated everyone the same and always with a loving heart. She will be missed by many. Phyllis Petras Murrells Inlet, SC

Donna Beall Snyder
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
So sorry to read about your Mother's passing. She was one person I enjoyed visiting at her office and running into her at Eat N Park. Again you have my deepest sympathy. Donna Snyder Beall

Patty Swartzlander
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Dear Rodger.

Sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Patty Swartzlander

Tatia (Zack) Marks
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Sending love and sympathy to the whole family. She was a lovely lady and we wish you peace in those beautiful memories. Peace and comfort at a difficult time.
Tatia (Zack) Marks (& Joshua) and Don Zack.

Lynda yeany
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
You have my sympathy. Met Jane when we both worked at Hallman Agency and we kept in touch over the years. We now live in Florida but when visiting in PA we would meet for lunch. She was a very special lady.

Ray Zema
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
All of my memories of Jane were all so fun and positive! She was the coolest mom who was friendly to all of us in her home, her place of business and any place you would see her! She had that great smile that was just so welcoming! Denise, Roger and Debbie you have my deepest sympathy! Heaven has gained a true angel when your mother passed away!

Gary Kerr
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
my condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jane. I knew her when I was growing up in Freeport and she was a wonderful person.

Sue & Dave Linedll
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
Our very deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. I considered her a "good friend". I will miss her....................

John "Nick" Nickleach
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
Roger, Deb, and Denise,

I'm sending warm and loving thoughts to you over the loss of your mom. I so enjoyed chatting and laughing with her and wish that she and I had had more time to become good chums. I think I would have really had a great time hanging out with her, going to breakfasts here and there and sharing opinions, views and jokes! I'll miss her but rejoice in her passing after having lived such a long life! You're lucky to have had her for such a long time. Hugs, Nick

Karen Donnell Egger
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019

So sorry to hear of your great loss. Praying for you and your family.

Karen Donnell Egger
Dallas, Texas

Susan Claypool
   Posted Sun May 05, 2019
Roger, Debbie and Denise
I had the honor of working with Jane at Camerlo’s for many years. She was a true gem. I loved spending time talking with her about our respective families. Jane was quite proud of all her children.
I am so sorry I just learned of Janes passing. Her death was on the same day as my major back surgery.
Please accept my prayers and thoughts for your families. God bless all.

W. J.
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
To the Family:
My condolences to all of you. Although you are experiencing grief now, look ahead with confidence to the fulfillment of the promises found at Daniel 12:2; John 6:39, 40 and Revelation 21:3-5, “... and death will be no more...”. All of God’s promises will come true.

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