Dorothy Agnes Sweeney obit

Dorothy Agnes Sweeney, age 88, of Franklin, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.  

Dorothy was born in Coffeyville, Kansas on Sept. 17, 1933, daughter of the late John and Bernadette Snow.  

She went to school at Field Mckinley Memorial High School, followed by two years at Coffeyville Junior College.  Dorothy, (Dot,) married Robert James Sweeney on Feb. 17, 1962 in Coffeyville at Holy Name Catholic ChurchShe worked as a legal secretary for AT&T for 16 years after previously working for The Bell companies in both Tennessee and Illinois.  She was involved in her community in Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia where she and her husband, Bob retired to play golf in their spare time. Dorothy had a reputation for superior work standards and ethics, and she  received several service awards for her outstanding work in the legal department at AT&T.    

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Bob Sweeney; sister, Ruth McCollum; brother-in-law, Harold McCollum; sister, MaryEllen Snow; sister, Jo (Josephine Chesley,); brother-in-law, Mylan Chesley; mother, Bernadette Snow and father, John Snow.   

Survivors include daughter, Valerie Clark and husband, David Clarkdaughter, Lori Ruhlin and husband, Greg Ruhlinson, John Sweeney; son, Michael Sweeney and wife, Jennifer Tobin; son-in-law, Ron Cathellgranddaughter, Jacquelyn Cathell; granddaughter, Viveca Cathell; step-granddaughter, Ali Clark; granddaughter, Adelaide Dorothy Sweeney; grandson, Mylan Sweeney; step-granddaughters, Sarah, Amy, Michelle, Rebecca, Rachel, and Allison (Ruhlin family,); step-grandson, Taylor Clarkgreat-grandson, Tyson Clark – and of course her fir baby, Asher.   

The family will receive friends from 2 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. with Pastor Alan Clark officiating.   

The family will also receive friends from noon – 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at St. Philip Catholic Church, Franklin, TN with Father Bala officiating.    Burial will take place in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia at a later date.  

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Alzheimer’s Association, or American Stroke Association  in loving memory of Dorothy Agnes Sweeney.