August 31, 1928 -- November 20, 2016

Lilly M. Sweat, 88, of Elkhart, formerly of Bristol, died at 2:00 pm, on Sunday,
November 20, at Riverside Village, Elkhart. She was born on August 31, 1928, in
Foraker, to Samuel and Sylvia (Pentecost) Detwiler. On May 1, 1948 in Albion she
married James E. Sweat; he died November 8, 2015. Surviving are three daughters,
Donna (Walt) Grimes of LaGrange, Julia (Gerald) DeWitt of Sturgis, MI, Beverly
Peoples of Constantine, MI; son, James, Jr. (Karla) Sweat of Constantine, MI;
seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren; two
sisters, Millie Watts of Marcellus, MI, Louis Bell of IL; brother, Frank Detwiler of
Goshen. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, granddaughter,
Jenny Fireline, sister, Belle Morningstar and two brothers, Leroy and James
Detwiler. Lily enjoyed gardening, sewing and making crafts. She was an expert
quilter and also enjoyed making afghans. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on
Friday November 25, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street
Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday November 26, also at
the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday,
December 3 at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.  



                                
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