Nancy Sweeney

“The children she taught, the parents she worked with and the faculty and staff she spent so much time with have become a loved and extended family.”

Her parents were the late George L. and Elizabeth (Dunn) Johnson of Rennselear. She and her parents were active members of the Barkley Township community in Jasper County. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Francis College and her master’s degree from Ball State University. Professionally, she was a member of the Wayne Trace Local Schools Education Association as well as the Ohio Art Education Association. She was active in the Black Swamp Art Group and the Saint Francis Watercolor Society. As an artist, she worked in watercolor and silk painting as well as other mediums. Other interests included 4-H clubs as a child in Jasper County and in Allen County as an adult. She judged numerous categories in county fairs and  served as an assistant leader in the Allen County Crafty Cubs. She was a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority, Daughters of the American Revolution, Simon Kenton Descendants Association and Saint John Bosco Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, James P. Sweeney; son, James G. Sweeney; mother-in-law, Dolores Sweeney; and brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Lola Johnson of Newark, Del.

Memorial service is 8 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2010, at D. O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with calling one hour prior. Mass of Christian Resurrection is 10 a.m. Saturday, October 23. 2010, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 216 N. Main Street, Churubusco, with calling one-half hour prior. Fr. Danney Pinto officiating.

Preferred memorials are for the art programs at Payne and Grover Hill Elementary Schools through the family. To sign the online guestbook, please visit

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