She was born October 1, 1941 in Caryville, Tennessee, one of ten children of Jim and Ethel Evans Crabtree.
On December 14, 1957, she married David D. Sweney, Sr. in Fayette County, and they made Connersville their home. Mr. Sweney passed away December 7, 2010.
Lorena was employed at Philco-Ford for a number of years.
She was a member of the Harrisburg Union Church. Lorena and her husband David also had a jail ministry for 17 years.
A devoted mother and grandmother, Lorena’s greatest pleasure was found in the love she gave her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include four children, Teresa (Ronald) Moore, David (Melanie White) Sweney, Jr., and John (Connie) Sweney, Sr., all of Connersville, and Brian (Dana) Sweney of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida; eight grandchildren, Vanessa Moore, Jessica (Brandon) Welch, James (Tessa) Sweney, Tristen (Nokomis) Sweney, and John Sweney, Jr., all of Connersville, Felicia Sweney of Richmond, Dylan Sweney of Blooming Grove, Indiana, and Justin (Eleana) Sweney of Westfield, Indiana; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Molly Russell of Caryville, Tennessee, Gearline Shelley of Connersville, and Brenda (Larry) Berry of Hagerstown; two brothers, Bobby (Linda) Crabtree of Connersville and Lester (Marsha) Crabtree of Liberty; a sister-in-law, Judy Crabtree of Sunman, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 53 years, David D. Sweney, Sr.; a grandson, David James Gardner; two sisters, Mabel Fraley and Shelby Coleman; and two brothers, Condy R. L. Crabtree and Harvey Crabtree.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home where friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Village Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lorena to the Fayette County Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.