APRIL 23, 1920 - DECEMBER 14, 1993

Ottawa - - Services for Ray Sweany, Ottawa, are set for 2 p.m. Friday in Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home.

Mr. Sweany, a longtime Osawatomie resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1993, in Ransom Memorial Hospital. He was 73.

He was born April 23, 1920, in Rogers, Ark., and his parents were Ray C. Sweany, Sr. and Nellie Peters Sweany. When he was one, the family moved to Osawatomie where he grew up. He was a 1939 graduate of Osawatomie High School.

After serving with the United States Navy during World War II, he returned to Osawatomie and went to work for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He retired as a locomotive engineer with 37 years of service.

In 1976, he became disabled and moved to Ottawa to make his home. His winters were spent in Tucson, Ariz.

He and Julia Greenstone were married July 29, 1944, in Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Sweany was a member of Ottawa Lodge No. 18, A.F.& A.M., the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 803, Ottawa Memorial Post No. 5901 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Warren Black Post No. 60 of the American Legion, all of Ottawa, and the Tucson American Legion.

He served as a volunteer at the Veterans Administration in Tucson.

Survivors include his wife, Julia, of the home; a daughter, Delores Wylie, Shawnee; a brother, Hamilton Sweany, Oxford, Miss.; and one grandson.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

The Rev. Gary Beach will officiate. Masonic services will be provided by Ottawa Lodge No. 18. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in his name to the hospital.

(From the Miami County Republic.)

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