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John Monroe Sweeney


October 10, 2019

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

On Oct. 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 and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Janell of almost 61 years; daughters Sherrie (Jeff) Townsend of Fairfield, PA, and Kelly Gose of Shawnee; 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. 

Services were held Oct. 2 at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Tim Smith and Marty Lewis from Lakeview Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.


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