Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


July 17, 2013

Ramona Leadingham Sweeney - 1937-2013

RUSH — Ramona Leadingham Sweeney, 75, of Rush, passed away Tuesday evening, July 16, 2013, in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.

She was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Henry and Lila Howell Crain. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Melvin Leadingham in 1983 and James Sweeney in 1993; and a brother, Larry Crain.

Ramona attended Bethlehem United Baptist Church in Kenova. She was in the first graduating class of King’s Daughters Hospital School of Nursing and worked for 32 years as a registered nurse.

Survivors include two sisters, Joyce Whitlock and husband Sam of Catlettsburg and Carolyn Smith of Newark, Ohio; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; numerous stepgrandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m  Friday, July 19, 2013, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by Elder James Williamson and Elder Richard Napier. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 18, 2013, at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to Bethlehem United Baptist Church, 1727 Oak St., Kenova, WV 25530.

Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.

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