OBITUARY

John Monroe Sweeney

August 12, 1938September 27, 2019
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John Monroe Sweeney hung up his spurs on September 27, 2019, at 81 years old. He was born August 12, 1938 in Wayne, OK to Ernest and Florence (Mullins) Sweeney.

On October 31, 1958 he married Janell Blue in Oklahoma City. Together they had two daughters.

He was a true cowboy and had the scars to prove it. Black jeans were his formalwear. John worked over 50 years with the Oklahoma City Stockyards. Following retirement, he spent his days watching sports and crime dramas, and he always guessed the right answers on Jeopardy. Nothing made him happier or more proud than his grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Janell of almost 61 years; daughters: Sherrie (Jeff) Townsend of Fairfield, PA, Kelly Gose of Shawnee, OK; grandchildren: Jason (Holly) Townsend, Misty (Josh) Marsh, Reghan (James) Mayer, Logan Gose, Aubrey Gose, Peyton Gose, Gage Gose; great grandchildren: Jared and Jaxon Townsend, Ryder Marsh, Maya and Max Straily, Jack Mayer; sister: Martha Teague; brother: Marshall Sweeney as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Doris Mathis and uncle Ed Mullins.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday October 1, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday October 2, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Minister Tim Smith and Marty Lewis from Lakeview Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home. Sign the online guestbook at www.resthavenfh.com

  • FAMILY

  • Janell Sweeney, Wife
  • Sherrie (Jeff) Townsend, Daughter
  • Kelly Gose, Daughter
  • Jason (Holly) Townsend, Grandchild
  • Misty (Josh) Marsh, Grandchild
  • Reghan (James) Mayer, Grandchild
  • Logan Gose, Grandchild
  • Peyton Gose, Grandchild
  • Gage Gose, Grandchild
  • Jared Townsend, Great Grandchild
  • Jaxon Townsend, Great Grandchild
  • Ryder Marsh, Great Grandchild
  • Maya Straily, Great Grandchild
  • Max Straily, Great Grandchild
  • Jack Mayer, Great Grandchild
  • Martha Teague, Sister
  • Marshall Sweeney, Brother
  • Ernest Monroe Sweeney (Deceased), Father
  • Florence (Mullins) Sweeney (Deceased), Mother
  • Doris Mathis (Deceased), Sister
  • Ed Mullins (Deceased), Uncle
  • Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and friends
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeff Townsend
  • Jason Townsend
  • Logan Gose
  • Andrew Kinnamon
  • James Mayer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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Layton&Helen Pinkston

October 1, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family member. We will keep you in our prayers

Jake Horn

October 1, 2019

John was my favorite cowboy. Probably was the best at sorting and grouping cattle at sale ring. He will be missed by many ranchers.
John has earned a good final ride on his way to heaven. Rest In Peace John.

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Biography

John Monroe Sweeney hung up his spurs on September 27, 2019, at 81 years old. He was born August 12, 1938 in Wayne, OK to Ernest and Florence (Mullins) Sweeney.

On October 31, 1958 he married Janell Blue in Oklahoma City. Together they had two daughters.

He was a true cowboy and had the scars to prove it. Black jeans were his formalwear. John worked over 50 years with the Oklahoma City Stockyards. Following retirement, he spent his days watching sports and crime dramas, and he always guessed the right answers on Jeopardy. Nothing made him happier or more proud than his grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Janell of almost 61 years; daughters: Sherrie (Jeff) Townsend of Fairfield, PA, Kelly Gose of Shawnee, OK; grandchildren: Jason (Holly) Townsend, Misty (Josh) Marsh, Reghan (James) Mayer, Logan Gose, Aubrey Gose, Peyton Gose, Gage Gose; great grandchildren: Jared and Jaxon Townsend, Ryder Marsh, Maya and Max Straily, Jack Mayer; sister: Martha Teague; brother: Marshall Sweeney as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Doris Mathis and uncle Ed Mullins.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday October 1, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday October 2, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. Minister Tim Smith and Marty Lewis from Lakeview Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home. Sign the online guestbook at www.resthavenfh.com