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Obituary for Kay Jean Sweat

Kay Jean Sweat, 81, Shawnee, Kansas formerly of Spring Hill passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Shawnee Gardens, Shawnee, Kansas.   Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022 with funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kansas 66083 (913) 592-2244. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill, Kansas.  Memorial contributions may be made to Johnson County Meals on Wheels.  Condolences may be left at

Kay was born September 24, 1940 in Fortescue, Missouri to Benjamin Ervin and Ina Esther (Dankers) Elder .  She grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri and  graduated from Lafayette High School in 1958. Kay married John LeRoy Sweat on April 4, 1959 in St. Joseph, Missouri. They moved to Shawnee and later to Spring Hill in 1976. John and Kay owned and operated LeRoy’s Butcher Block, Olathe, Kansas from 1982-1992. She worked as a secretary for American Life Insurance, Overland Park, Kansas from 1993- 2005. Kay enjoyed playing the piano, going shopping and spending time with her grandchildren.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; husband LeRoy in 2021; daughter-in-law Tonya and sisters: Karol, Joyce and Helen.  She is survived by her sons Shawn Sweat, LaCrosse, Kansas and Scott (Tiffany) Sweat, Olathe, Kansas; sister Maxine McLaughlin, Liberal, Kansas and grandchildren Dylan, Ryan and Hannah.