Virginia Elizabeth Sweet – Manchester

Virginia Elizabeth Sweet, 80, of Manchester, Iowa, died at her home on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. She was born on February 16, 1935, at Coggon, the daughter of Clement and Mary (Conway) Woods. Virginia was raised and educated in the Coggon area, and graduated from Coggon High School in 1955.

In 1955, Virginia was united in marriage to Jerry F. Sweet. Three children were born to this union. They later divorced. Virginia was employed at Ertl Toys in Dyersville, Peerless Chain in Manchester, and ten plus years at the Regional Medical Center in housekeeping. She retired in 2011.

Virginia loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed gardening, country music, and Hawkeye sports, especially basketball.

Survivors include her three children, Steven (Mary) Sweet of West Concord, Minnesota, Cindy Wilson of Elkader, and Kelly (Michelle) Sweet of Manchester; eight grandchildren, Travis, Samantha, Nicholas, April, Ashley, Amber, Allan, and Danielle; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Becker of Newhall; and a sister-in-law, Marion Woods of Central City.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Dorothy Robinson; and two brothers, Harold and Paul Woods.
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Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan, Iowa.
Officiating: Rev. Joseph Schneider

Visitation: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m., on Friday, December 11, 2015, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, where there will also be a 3:00 p.m. scripture service. Friends may also call one hour prior to mass at the church on Saturday.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery – Ryan, Iowa