Shelby County, Indiana
The Shelbyville News
Betty Jean Smith Sweany, 81, formally of Flat Rock, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Hospice of Arizona, Scottsdale.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Born Feb. 8, 1929, Shelbyville, to Raymond Oliver and Mary Rose (Cotton) Smith.
Married Wayne Dee Sweany, son of Clark Deputy and Beulah Fern (Lewis) Sweany, on Oct. 16, 1953; he preceded her in death in 1995.
Survivors include her daughter, RoxAnne Sweany of Nashville, Tenn.; brothers, Don Smith of Georgia and Jerry Smith of Shelbyville; brother-in-law, Larry Sweany (wife, Marjorie) of Indianapolis; and sister-in-law, Joyce Dow (husband, Gene) of Texas.
Preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Raymond Smith Jr., Jack O. Smith and Dale Smith; sisters, Deloris Smith Willison and Louise Smith Wetter.
Moved to a retirement community in Florence, Ariz., from Flat Rock in 1996.
Loved playing cards and going on bus trips with her many dear friends.
Active with husband in the Shelby Shifters Car Club; many friends in the Shelbyville area.
Burial: Flat Rock Cemetery in Shelby County.
Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or any local Hospice.
Contributed by Wanda Counsil
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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