Darlene L. (Carlson) Sweeney

Born: Fri., Feb. 2, 1940
Died: Sat., Mar. 23, 2019


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
Location: Mission Covenant Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
Location: Mission Covenant Church

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Darlene L. Sweeney, 79, of Russell, passed away Saturday March 23, 2019 at the Kinzua Health Care Facility with the Care of Hospice.

Darlene was born on February 2, 1940 in Ludlow to the late John “Iner” and Goldie (Johnson) Carlson. She was a graduate of the Eisenhower High School Class of 1958 and then graduated from Edinboro State Teachers College with a master’s degree in 1961. Her career in teaching began with elementary classes in Wattsburg and Corry, and finishing her career of 35 years at Jamestown High School. Darlene loved singing, first with family, then Madrigals in college, and Sweet Adelines.  Darlene helped run the Sugar Grove Red & White with her husband for many years.

Darlene was preceded in death by her husband Maynard Sweeney, whom she married December 22, 1969 and who passed away on May 27, 2017, her parents, and a brother Otto Carlson.

She is survived by 2 step sons, Terry and Scott Sweeney, her brothers, John (Suzanne) Carlson of Texas and Everett “Ernie” (Mary) Carlson of Sugar Grove, her sisters, Deanna (James) Smeltzer of Sugar Grove, Charlotte (Larry) Habbel of Rhode Island, Sharon Carlson, her caregiver since the death of her husband, of Sugar Grove, Karen (Ernie) Wiltsie of Russell and many nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday March 30th at noon, at the Mission Covenant Church, with the Rev. Brian Haight, officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private at the Wellman Rd. Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Sugar Grove Library, 22 Harmon St. or to the Mission Covenant Church 7025 Matthews Run Rd, both of Sugar Grove, Pa. 16350. The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.

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Vince and Carol Pillar
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
Sending heartfelt sympathies to all of Darlene's loved ones. We have felt very blessed to have been her cousins over the years. She was so much fun to be around back in the day at family reunions and even told me how much she loved all of the family and cousins a few weeks ago. We loved her too. Darlene told us about Grandma Carlson's place and her memories of being there as a child. It was special.God Bless and Love to all. Vince and Carol Carlson Pillar

gary henry sr
   Posted Wed March 27, 2019
Terry, Sorry to hear of your mpther's passing. During this time you have our prayers and our thoughts. May The Lord strengthen you and encourage you, knowing so many care. With deepest sympathies Gary Henry Sr.

John Carlson
   Posted Wed March 27, 2019
I will remember your love and caring and most of all patience. It took me having kids of my own to truly appreciate the time you spent with me and my cousins, voluntarily no less. You were always gracious with your time, quick with a smile and kind word and slow to anger. You were an angel on earth and now in Heaven.
Love Always, Johnny

Debbie Sweeney-Carlson
   Posted Wed March 27, 2019
Always love you Aunt Dar 😘 Kiss Maynard , my mom and Mark for me . Hugs and kisses Debbie ❤️

Kristine Grover
   Posted Wed March 27, 2019
Aunt Dar was so good to me. She always had time for me and I would spend time staying with her during the summers. She taught me how to bowl, take me to the movies and spent girl time with me. I met so many people with her on all our rides visiting her family and friends. Aunt Dar made me feel loved, special and cared for. I have very many fond memories of our time together. Aunt Dar will be greatly missed. Go rest High on that mountain and have peace with God. I love you and you will be missed.

Kristine Sweeney Grover

John Smith
   Posted Sat March 30, 2019
R.I.P. Mrs. Sweeney you where one of my favorite teacher at Jamestown High School.
My prayers are with the family.

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