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Esther Sweeney


    Esther W. Sweeney, 93, Cottage Grove, Ore., died Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Cottage Grove, Ore.

    She was born September 7, 1919, in Noble Township, Mich., to Edward and Anna (Ryan) Sweeney.

    She received her engineering certificate and worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories for over 45 years. She traveled all over the United States and Europe and was a member of the Catholic Church Boniface Monastery.

    Surviving are one sister, Edwina Metz, Sun City, Ariz.; seven nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

    She is being cremated in Oregon and her ashes will be buried in her father’s grave in English Prairie Cemetery, Howe.

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of local arrangements.