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 Ethel Alice <I>Sweaney</I> Ongie

Ethel Alice Sweaney Ongie

Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa, USA
Death 3 Nov 2012 (aged 101)
Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, USA
Burial Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100125153 · View Source
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daughter of William and Hattie (Ritchey) Sweaney

Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. service time November 06, 2012 at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home & Crematory - Manchester, Iowa. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. November 06, 2012 at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home & Crematory - Manchester, Iowa. Private Family Burial , at Evergreen Cemetery - Delhi, Iowa.

Ethel Alice Sweaney Ongie, 101, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2012, at the Good Neighbor Home, Manchester.

Ethel was born October 16, 1911, in Delhi, Iowa. She was the daughter of William and Hattie (Ritchey) Sweaney. She graduated from Delhi Consolidated High School in 1930. She worked at various jobs around Delhi and Dubuque before moving to Arizona, New York, and then New Jersey where she worked at the Morris County Youth Center for 25 years.

In 1976 Ethel retired and moved back home to Delhi where she spent many happy years living next to her brother Ralph and his wife Izetta.

Ethel had a long series of animals that she dearly loved and she always made them wonderful homes. Her one surviving cat, Tinker has a loving home with Florence Miller who adopted her when Ethel moved to the Good Neighbor Home.

Ethel was a very talented and could do anything. She was known for the beautiful afghans she created as well as the delicious meals and especially pies. She was still crocheting potholders on her 101st birthday.

Ethel Ongie was a very spirited woman and spoke her mind often using a very colorful vocabulary. She cherished her time with her family, friends and animals.

Survivors include her two nephews (the loves of her life) and their wives, Dennis (Jane) Sweaney and David (Anne) Sweaney all of Athens, Georgia; four grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Kirsten Evans (Adam) Rogers, Arkansas, Sean (Joy) Sweaney, Nashville, Tennessee, Heather and Christopher Sweaney of Athens, Georgia; three great-grand nieces and nephews, Sophie and Max Evans and Adelaide Sweaney; her dear friend, Karen Mayer; and her loving cat Tinker.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hattie Sweaney; two husbands, Alfred Frances "Red" Lighthart and William Ongie who died in 1964; four siblings, Ralph "Hap", Ruby, Kenneth, and Lynn; as well as a many friends.

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  • Created by: Lynn Schneider
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100125153
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ethel Alice Sweaney Ongie (16 Oct 1911–3 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100125153, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Lynn Schneider (contributor 46492409) .