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Mildred F. Sweeden 1925 - 2011

POSTED April 23, 2011 8:28 p.m.

Mildred F. Sweeden, 85, died April 23 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. She was born June 3, 1925, at Yale, Okla., the daughter of John B. and Anna (Bachalor) Lanning. She married Alvin M. Sweeden Sr. on April 3, 1946, at Stillwater, Okla. He died April 27, 1991. A Great Bend resident for most of her life, she was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Alvin M. Sweeden Jr. and wife Donna of McAllister, Okla., and Gerald R. Sweeden and wife Karen of Hutchinson; six daughters, Helen Senn of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., Faye Lamb and husband Jerald of Great Bend, Sandra Brinson and husband Loren "Gene" of Hoisington, Carol Fox and husband Rich of Great Bend, Ruth Ann Staley and husband Dwight of Salina, and Kathy Coyle of Great Bend; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, with the Rev. Don Fisher officiating. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations to the Golden Belt Humane Society, American Heart Association or Barton County Relay for Life may be made in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at


Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home*

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

(620) 793-3525

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 24, 2011


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