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Mildred L. Sweeden, 82, of South Whitley, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at her home of natural causes.
She was born Aug. 27, 1930, in White Pine, Tenn., a daughter of Arthur C. and Flora J. (Mattox) Coleman. Her formative years were spent in Tennessee.
On Oct. 3, 1949, she married J.T. Sweeden. They made their home in Windfall before moving to Summitville. Mr. Sweeden died May 14, 1978.
She was employed at Kraft Foods in Summitville, Chamberlin Products in South Whitley and retired from Seamco in South Whitley with more than 10 years of service.
Her membership included Eagles #1906 in Columbia City.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Kristi M. (Bret) Bailey of Sidney and Karla (Randy) Slusher of South Whitley; two grandchildren, Joel Bailey and Megan Slusher; a brother, Doug (Connie) Coleman of Anderson; two sisters, June (Bill) Yeagy of Summitville and Marie Clifton of South Whitley and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Coleman and two brothers, Luther Coleman and Carl Coleman.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. The burial will be in Vinson Memorial Park in Summitville. The visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Alzheimerâ€™s Association.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.