Darlene L. Sweeney

Darlene L. Sweeney

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 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 stepgrandchildren.

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 nelsonfuneralhome.net.