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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
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Melva Rose
Sweetwood (Sands)

June 30, 1927 – December 4, 2018

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Obituary for Melva Rose Sweetwood (Sands)

Melva Rose Sweetwood, 91, of Edgerton, KS passed away Dec. 4, 2018 at Olathe Medical Center. Visitation 10:00 am Tue., Dec. 11, 2018 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Graveside and burial follows the visitation at 11:30 am at Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Melva was born June 30, 1927 in Kansas City, MO to James R. and Ida Sophia (Seifert) Sands. She grew up in Fontana, KS, moved to Paola, KS and then Edgerton. Melva graduated from Edgerton High School in 1945 and then attended the Radio-TV Institute. She married Ernest “Bud” Sweetwood on Oct. 25, 1946 in Olathe, KS. After marriage they lived in Gardner for 27 years and then moved back to Edgerton in 1973. Melva worked for Cramer Chemical Co. for four years and then for the Schlozman Ford Dealership as a secretary; retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Gardner Presbyterian Church for over 70 years, belonged to the Gardner American Legion Auxiliary and was an avid Chiefs fan. Melva will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cheryl DiAnn Sweetwood in 2003; husband, “Bud,” in 2012 and brother, Merle Sands. Melva is survived by her daughter, Barbara Sweetwood, Wellsville, KS; brothers: Ron Sands, Ottawa, KS, Robert Sands, Costa Mesa, CA and sister, Barbara Curry, Corvallis, OR; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation

When Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Location
Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
Address
106 South Center
Gardner, KS 66030

Service Information

When
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 11:30am
Location
Gardner Cemetery
Address
Poplar
Gardner, KS

Interment Information

Location
Gardner Cemetery
Address
300 South Poplar Street
Gardner, KS 66030

Affiliations


  • American Legion Auxiliary

  • Presbyterian Church