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Vivian M. Sweetland

Born: Wed., Jan. 18, 1922
Died: Mon., Dec. 24, 2012


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Dec. 27, 2012

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Vivian M. Sweetland, 90, a Youngsville resident for many years, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 24, 2012 at the Rouse Home in Youngsville, Pennsylvania.

Vivian was born at home at "Cobbs Corners" in Spring Creek Township, Pennsylvania, on January 18, 1922, a daughter of the late Alice (Garber) and Leon  Mitchell.  She graduated from Lottsville High School.  She  was  married to  Robert E. Sweetland on June 10, 1943.  He preceded her in death in  2008.

She was employed as a beautician at Marian's Beauty Salon in Youngsville for several years and also was a Library Aide at Youngsville High School for eight years.   

Vivian was a longtime member of the Youngsville First United Methodist Church where she belonged to  the Christian Service Sunday School class.  She was also a member of the Youngsville Chapter #478 of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a charter member of American Field Service.  She was a past member of the Penn Lakes Girl Scout Council.

Surviving are a son,  John (Myra) M. Sweetland, of Hudson, OH; 2 daughters,  Janet S. Wilson, of Blairsville, PA and  Penny (Gary) Lester, of Russell, PA; a sister Leah Pokosh, of Columbus, PA; 2 granddaughters, Nicole (DeWayne) Reeves of Blairsville, PA and Jennifer (Dan) Zabala of Lakewood, NY; 2 grandsons, Captain Matthew (Brianne) Sweetland of Las Vegas, NV and Adam Sweetland of Pittsburgh, PA; 5 great grandchildren, Sabrina and Meghan Zabala, Bryan Reeves, and Joshua and Jesse Sweetland; and  several neices and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Mitchell and a son-in-law, Jerry A. Wilson.

Friends will be received on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.  at McKinney Funeral Homes in Youngsville where a funeral service will be held at  2 pm on Thursday, December 27th.   Burial will follow in Warren County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, Pa  16371 or Youngsville First United Methodist Church, 225 East Main St., Youngsville, PA  16371.  Family and friends may send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Gloria Nicolosi
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
Dear Penny, Gary, Daisy and all,

Bridget, Carl and I send our love, prayers and deepest sympathy to all on the passing of your Mom, who, from every account, was a wonderful
person.Years ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with your Mom and Dad on occasion (usually to thank them for sending us the always-delicious "hot sauce", and exchange gardening stories), and so enjoyed those conversations. Take care. xoxox

Deb Mitchell
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
Dear Family,

Sorry we are unable to come to Youngsville due to the winter storm. Please accept our condolences. Keeping you in thought and prayers.

Mike & Deb

Brad Pokosh
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
Jack, Penny & Janet - I'm so sorry about your loss and wish I could have been there. The distance and snow storm combined to keep me back. But I do hope to see you all sometime. If any of you are facebookers, I can be found at bpokosh@columbus.rr.com.
Sincerely yours,

Dave Mitchell
   Posted Sat December 29, 2012
Jack, Penny, and Janet,
Pat and I wanted to express our condolences. We just learned of your Mom's passing when we returned from Vermont today. My step-mom Gerrie just moved into the Rouse earlier this month. I have a lot of good memories of your Mom and Dad, especially when I stayed with them when Dad and Gerrie went to Florida way back in 1968. My email is dmitch3@comcast.net if you want to drop a line.
Dave & Pat Mitchell
Scituate, Ma

Carol (Morris) Campbell
   Posted Sat December 29, 2012
Dear Janet,Penny,and Jack:
I was sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I had a nice visit with both of your parents at the Rouse about 5 years ago when I last visited Pennsylvania.

George and Sherri Becker
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
Dear Janet, Penny, and Jack, We were very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. We have many fond memories of your family and enjoyed our time spent with all of you. From your Father's sense of humor to your Mother's talents in the kitchen, we all benefited from our close-knit community growing up. We send along our sincere sympathy and wish you and your families well. Warmly, George and Sherri

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