Donna R. Sweet, 92


Donna Ruth (Brashears) Sweet, 92, of Hillsboro, died on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor Springs.

Private family services will be held at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. A private family burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro with Mark Noyes of Hillsboro officiating.

Mrs. Sweet was born Dec. 15, 1929, in Robinson, to Roscoe Calvin and Clancie Launa (Miner) Brashears. She married Donald Harold Sweet on Sept. 3, 1950, in Palestine, and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2016.

She was a 1947 graduate of Palestine High School. 

In her early working days, Mrs. Sweet worked for McDavid Abstract, then in the office of the Montgomery County Clerk under the direction of Clinton Kimbro, where she retired in 1995.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Hillsboro. She enjoyed sports, especially NASCAR racing, and was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Mrs. Sweet will always be remembered by her family and friends for her delicious Christmas candies and her homemade noodles. She often spoke of making noodles on her lunch hour to feed her family for supper that evening.

She is survived by her children, Doug (wife Teri) Sweet, Dan (wife Michelle) Sweet and Donna “Denise” Sweet Corazza, all of Hillsboro; eight grandchildren, Liz (husband Ian) Sweet-Kelley, Natalie Bergman, Nathan (Allie) Sweet, Meghan Bertolino, Ben (wife Sarah) Sweet, Zach (wife Nancy) Sweet, Ethan (Denise) Sweet and Hannah (husband Christopher) Jurgena; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanne Peterson of Schererville, IN; and brother, Roscoe (wife Marty) Brashears of Mt. Carmel.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sweet was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Katie O’Hara Sweet; son-in-law, Kevin Corazza; brother, Bill Brashears; sister-in-law, Marge Brashears; and brother-in-law, Jess Peterson.

Memorials may be directed to Hillsboro Public Library.

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