The funeral mass for Francis Ward Sweeney, Easton, will be at 10 Thursday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, of which he was a member. The Rev. C. B. Healy will officiate. The rosary will be recited at 8 Wednesday night at the H. O. Sidenfaden & Son parlors. Mr. Sweeney, a farmer, became ill as he was about to do his evening chores. Taken to a St. Joseph hospital, he was pronounced dead upon arrival at 6:45. A native of Greenfield, Iowa, he was the son of the late John and Theresa Wogan Sweeney. A resident of the Easton area most of his life, he belonged to the Holy Name Society at the church . . .

Source: St. Joseph News-Press, 10 October 1967, p. 5A