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 Monna Lou <I>Gage</I> Sweatt

Monna Lou Gage Sweatt

Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 68)
Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Masonic Garden Plot 51D3
Memorial ID 100021382 · View Source
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Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Monna G. Sweatt, 68 of Paducah quietly stepped into the Lord's presence at 2:49 a.m. Thursday, November 1st at Lourdes Hospital after a long and courageous fight against primary Amyloidosis.

Born July 17th, 1944 to Inez Gage and Ray Gage who preceded her in death, Monna was the youngest of her four siblings. She spent her life in her hometown of Paducah, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Merrell Ray Gage and Donald Earl Gage.

On August 11 she celebrated 50 years of marriage to her surviving husband Charles W. Sweatt, whom she revered as a strong, solid source of strength. Together they built a life deeply rooted in faith and family.

Additionally, she is survived by her two daughters, Carla Jetton and husband Bert; Ellen Powless and husband Chris; six grandsons, Jacob, Matthew and Seth Jetton and Samuel, Thomas and Joseph Powless, all of Paducah; one sister, Weda Walden and husband James of St. Louis, Missouri; great aunt, Carolyn Adams of Paducah, Kentucky; close cousins Janice Davania and husband Glenn of St. Louis, Missouri, Genese Reid and husband Tommy of Murray, Kentucky, and Jeanette Samaniego husband Louis of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law Linda Riggins and husband Scott, brother-in-law Ricky Sweatt all of Paducah; and several dearly loved nieces and nephews.

Monna was an accomplished labor and delivery nurse and spent the last 22 years of her 39 year career as Director of Maternal Childcare Services at Western Baptist Hospital. During that time, she dedicated her service to the betterment of women's health. Compassionate, caring, and tender was the care she gave to the women, children, and nurses she served.

Monna was known as a woman of dignity. Well-respected and wise, she was a source of counsel and strength to many throughout her life. She listened with the intent to understand not just reply. Her kindness and thoughtfulness were apparent in her desire to think of others first. She lived her life quietly helping others while never seeking or desiring credit. Aware of those who were lonely, she always had an open chair at the table for anyone needing the love of family.

During the 17 months of battling primary amyloidosis, her stead-fast determination prevailed. She always commented to everyone, "you know, things could be worse!" Without the wonderful care provided by Dr. Kyle Turnbo and his staff, Monna's ability to cope with the disease would not have been possible. Lourdes Hospital nurses and staff will always be part of the extended family, as well as, Sharon Fesmire, who helped provide care for her during the last few weeks of her life.

Memorial services for Monna will be Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Reverend Brandt Lyons officiating.

Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 4, 2012 after 5:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the nursing scholarship established in Monna's honor. Donations to the Monna Sweatt Memorial Scholarship Fund can be sent to Western Kentucky Community and Technical College.

(from her Grandson, Jacob Jetton)
Monna was a wonderful woman. Speaking from the stand point that she was my grandmother, i cherished her so much. It tore me up when she died. Monna was the director of maternal child services at western baptist hospital. she loved her job and cared for many people. In 2011 she was diagnosed with amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a rare blood disease that will eventually kill you. on november 1st 2012 she joined the rest of her family in heaven. My grandmother was a woman of faith. She loved the lord. Monna was well known in Kentucky. She was Famous for her hospital services. How she spent so many hours caring for people. Monna is buried at wood lawn memorial gardens. Her father (my great grandfather) was the famous Ray gage. He was paducah's only gun smith in the 60's. Monna's grandfather down the line was General Thomas Gage. He was a british army general. That was her great Grandfathers Great grandfather. RIP grandmother.

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