Thomas Patrick Sweeney
May 15, 1934 - December 9, 2019
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Thomas P. Sweeney, MD Dr. Tom Sweeney died on December 9, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born on May 15th, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to Thomas Michael Sweeney and Emma Idell (Ruyle) Sweeney. After graduating from Cleveland High School, Tom worked as a tour guide in order to save money…

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Kevin King left a message on January 28, 2020:
Mrs Sweeney, It’s been my experience that grieving doesn’t change you, it reveals you. God knows the best what is needful for us, and all that He does is for our good. If we knew how much He loves us, we should always be ready to receive equally and with indifference from His Hand the sweet and the bitter: all would please that came from Him. The sorest afflictions never appear intolerable, except when we see them in the wrong light. God truly bless you in this time of your life. Your friend Kevin
Kevin King left a message on January 25, 2020:
Dear Ms Sweeney I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know exactly what you're feeling. This temporary loss in our life becomes eternal gain because it causes us to look to the Lord for comfort and guidance. Jesus’ promise of resurrection for His believers came with demonstration. He did it and said His followers who die will do the same. Wow now that is leadership! The supreme Commander of Angel Armies has always led by example. Death where is the sting, where is the poison? Nothing to it! ~1 Corinthians 15:55
Sherry Jacobs left a message on December 26, 2019:
Dearest Karen and Family, Sending our deepest condolences at this very difficult time. Loved Tom so very much. What a gentleman he was and a kind soul. He will be missed by so many. We love you. Always, Sherry & Keith in Wisconsin
Teresa Breese left a message on December 18, 2019:
As a middle school teacher, I was privileged to meet Dr. Sweeney several times on field trips to Wilson’s Creek. His love of history and patience with “excited” eighth graders was evident with each visit. His museum was of the highest quality and so impressive as a private collection. Thank you Dr. Sweeney for sharing your time, talents and knowledge with thousands of visitors, young and old, through the years.
Victoria left a message on December 17, 2019:
He was the other dad in my life. He always made me feel as if I was a part of his family. He always had a smile for me even after he was done getting on to Ronda and myself for something we did wrong. He was the epitome of strength and understanding. To know him meant you loved him, there was no other way. He was amazingly smart and sophisticated. His impact is felt throughout my life. I am blessed to have been able to grow up under his watchful eye. He is loved and missed!
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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