Madison Sweeney (1932 - 2014)

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Madison L. Sweeney

MANSFIELD: Madison L. Sweeney, age 81, resident of Mansfield died Thursday, January 23, 2014 in MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital.

Born September 5, 1932 in Rowan County, Kentucky to Everette and Lottie (McKenzie) Sweeney he had been a Shelby resident for 16 years, moving to Mansfield in 1959. He had been employed for 34 years with Empire-Detroit Steel Co. in Mansfield retiring in 1991. Madison enjoyed playing cards and pool.

Survivors include his son, Garlie (Leslie) Sweeney of Mansfield; two daughters, Cyndi (Dave) Tressler of Poquoson, Virginia and Marlene (Mike) Pittenger of Mansfield; daughter-in-law, Brenda (Sweeney) Cress; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, half brother, Larry Hardin of Mansfield; half sister, Betty Glower of Troy and other relatives.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife of 49 years, Hazel (Adkins) Sweeney; one son, Anthony Sweeney, one great granddaughter, five sisters, Jewell Patton, Beaulah Pursley, Lillian Gutschall, Nellie Parker and Creta Moyer.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Barkdull Funeral Home where military honors will be provided by the Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Reverend S.T Adkins will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Memorial expressions may be made in care of Barkdull Funeral Home to help defray funeral costs.

Condolences may be made at

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Barkdull Funeral Home
33 N Gamble St Shelby, OH 44875
(419) 342-6356
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Published in the News Journal on Jan. 25, 2014