News and Tribune

September 15, 2013

Richard S. Sweeney, 67; Jeffersonville

A funeral service for Richard S. Sweeney, 67, Jeffersonville, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown, with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. He died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Clark Memorial Hospital. 

Richard was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Jeffersonville, the son of John N. and Thelma Reich Sweeney. He was a member of First Christian Church, Jeffersonville. 

Survivors include his wife, Anna Robinson Speth Sweeney; step-daughters, Paula Kessler and her husband, James, Jeffersonville, and Rhonda Rinker and her husband, David, Elizabeth; step-sons, Daniel Speth and his wife, Liz, Jeffersonville, Randy Speth and his wife, Angie, Floyds Knobs, and Kevin Speth and his wife, Angie, LaGrange, Ky.; a brother, John H. Sweeney, Lanesville; a half-sister, Anita Olson, Charlestown; half-brothers, Ronnie Van Pelt, Otisco, and Donnie Van Pelt, Cincinnati, Ohio; 13 step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at after noon Tuesday until the time of the service. 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the First Christian Church of Jeffersonville, 3209 Middle Rd., Jeffersonville, IN 47130. 

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