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Sharon K. Sweeney
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Obituary for Sharon K. Sweeney

Sharon K. Sweeney, 56, died Friday, September 29, 2017 at her home in Iowa City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City, where a rosary will begin at 3:45 and a parish vigil service at 7:00 pm.

Instead of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to the Sharon Sweeney Memorial Fund

Born June 12, 1961 in Iowa City, the daughter of Joseph and Beatrice (Driscoll) Sweeney, Sharon grew up in Iowa City and attended Iowa City Catholic Grade School and graduated from Regina High School in 1979. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business from the University of Phoenix.

Sharon worked at the University of Iowa College of Nursing for more than 20 years, most recently as the Coordinator for the Center for Nursing Classification & Clinical Effectiveness.

She was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include brothers Joe (Margie) Sweeney of Pueblo West, Colorado and Jim Sweeney of Iowa City, sister Donna Kelley of Iowa City and sister-in-law Mary Jane Sweeney of North Liberty.

The joy of her life were her nieces and nephews, Tim (Brandy), Tom (Rebecca), Steve (Patricia), Molly (Randall); Stephanie (David), Michael (Cami), Matthew (Kelly), Stacey (Robert), Sherry (Michael), Brandy (Ty), Krystal and Becky; great nieces and nephews, Jacob, Allison, Donovan, Phoenix, Kyle, Emily, Madeline, Myranda, Elizabeth, Mitchell, Mason, Kaidyn, Samantha, Jonathan, Jacob, John, Alissa and Joe and great-great nieces, Anika and Ivy.

Those that preceded her in death were her parents, a sister Mary Ann, a brother Dan, a brother in law Ed Kelley and a sister in law Sue Sweeney.

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Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245


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