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JoAnn Sweeney

Published November 22,2015

Obituary's Biography:

JoAnn Sweeney PhD, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2015 from complications of heart disease and cancer JoAnn was 83. JoAnn was born on August 18, 1932 to Clair and Margaret Sweeney (nee Sargent) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. JoAnn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BA in Latin studies. She furthered her education and received a Master’s Degree from the University of South Dakota. She also received a Master’s of Library Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. JoAnn taught Latin at North Chicago High School and went on to Loyola University to teach Greek classics to graduate students. It was at Loyola University JoAnn received her PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Greek classics. JoAnn traveled the world to fulfill her classical studies by attending schools in Rome, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain. Survivors include her sister Kathleen Sweeney of Grayslake, Ill.  JoAnn was preceded in death by her aforementioned parents, and her grandmother Mary Kelley. Many Friends and family will miss her. Funeral arrangements are private. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, Il, 60030 for more information please call 847-223-8122. Donations may be given to The Red Team at Advocate Hospice Lake Zurich, 365 Surryse Road, Suite 120, Lake Zurich, Il 60047.