Bertha L. Sweet

East Alton | Saturday, July 23 2016

Bertha L. Sweet, 97, of East Alton passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at her home.  She was born March 3, 1919 in Benton, IL to George B. and Flora (Lefler) Upchurch.  She married Elmer Roy Sweet July 19, 1941 in Benton, IL; he preceded her in death February 19, 1998.  Bertha owned and managed Sweet Rental Properties for 50 years.

Also preceding her death were her parents, three sons, Joe David Sweet in infancy, Richard Dale Sweet 28 years of age and Darrell Wayne Sweet 22 years of age and five brothers, Eugene, Ralph, Herbert, Omer and Ralph Sweet.

She is survived by her son, Stephen Sweet of South Roxana and many friends.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights.  Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington, IL.  Online guestbook at

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