Betty J. Sweeney

Betty J. Sweeney, 84, of 6093 Niobe Road, Panama, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in her home.

She was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Ashville, a daughter of the late Arvid and Alma Bridges Sandstrom.

She was a graduate of Lakewood High School.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by WCA Hospital as a licensed practical nurse for 14 years.

Her memberships include Siloam Fellowship, Harmony Senior Citizens and Lakewood Rod and Gun Auxiliary.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and also cooking, knitting and crocheting.

Surviving are two daughters: Cherry (Sherwood) Potter of Ashville, and Roxanne (James) Cady of Panama; two granddaughters: Melissa (Drew) Campbell of Clymer, and Amy Casel of Dewittville; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Sweeney, whom she married Oct. 12, 1946, and who died Jan. 3, 2001; two brothers: William and Robert Sandstrom; and a sister, Dorothy Nobbs.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home. Pastor David Bush will officiate.

Burial will be in Grant Cemetery, Niobe.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Panama Volunteer Fire Department, 27 E. Main St., Panama, NY 14767.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Betty at