Shirley Sweet

August 14, 1951 ‒ January 22, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Shirley Sweet was born in Mansfield, Ohio and passed away after a long battle with cancer in her loving home in Mansfield, Ohio.  She was surrounded by her loving family during her last journey.

Shirley spent many years working for Prudential and treasured all of her clients.  Her passions were God, her family, and her horses.  She enjoyed her lifelong membership at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  She and her spouse were blessed to be able to travel the world together with many wild and wonderful adventures.  She was preceded in the last holy journey by her parents.  Remaining family are her loving spouse of 50 years, 6 wonderful children who were blessed with caring and loving spouses, and 10 fantastic grandchildren.

In lieu of a memorial service and flowers, please feel free to donate to the Live Strong Program at the local Mansfield YMCA and/or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund on 525 W. Cook Road in Mansfield, Ohio 44907.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Shirley’s family and online condolences may be made to them by visiting:

  • My heartfelt condolences go out to all of the family in their time of loss. It has always been a true blessing to know Shirley and her family for as long as I have known them. Shirley will be missed dearly by so many. All the family will always be in my thoughts and prayers . God bless.

  • Our deepest condolences to all of Shirleys family. We will remember her as a very vibrant member of the Holy Trinity family. She will be sorely missed.
    We know your sorrow is great but she is now with her heavenly family which hopefully you will find comfort.

    Mark and Deb Smith

  • So sorry to hear this. She was one of my kids. Always there to help. Love all you kiddos. Even when u didn’t want to be a sheeps! Been through alot together.She was one of the best! Love you

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Shirley. She is one of the ladies I latched onto in the Livestrong program. I truly enjoyed getting to see her every week. I wish I had reached out more to her after the class was over. I will never forget her.

  • I was truly blessed having Shirley as a friend, advisor, confident and adopted sister. She welcomed me into her family and honored me by inviting me to join her family on several occasions and on several trips. She was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew her. Knowing that she had a personal relationship with her Lord and Savior eases the pain of loosing her in this life. My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. Bonnie Kilgore

  • Shirley was one of the most hard-working, kind, generous and inspirational ladies I’ve had the honor to know and love. I have so many wonderful memories and will always cherish those. She will be so greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to all of the family.

  • To the Sweet family. Very sorry to hear about the passing of Shirley. I knew her growing up primarily from church. She was always so personable and caring. You are in my prayers.

  • My deepest sympathy to Tom & family.
    I got to know Shirley through the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program & built a friendship with her.
    She was such an energetic, caring, helpful & fun woman andI have been blessed to have known her.
    Her desire to help people & her positive attitude will be remembered.
    Your family are in my prayers.

  • We were privileged to have Shirley, Tom, & their wonderful family as members of Holy Trinity. She will be truly missed & always had a smile & a friendly hello. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Roger & Mary

  • Sweet Family,

    Our family is so sorry to hear about your loss. Mrs. Sweet was just an amazing woman. Cherish the memories that you have. Again, we are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for your family during this rough time.

    -James, Kristy, Mackenzie & Skyler Harris
    -Steve & Margaret McKown

  • We were blessed to know Shirley and her family through the church. She and Chuck loved to discuss their horses. Her faith in our Lord is a great inspiration to all of us and she will be missed.
    With sympathy,
    Chuck and Shirley Robinson

  • We will miss her smile and talking with her and Tom after church. She was a very special person……a real treasure and will be remembered always.
    Our love and prayers are with all of your family as you mourn her passing and remember how much she loved all of you.

  • Tom and family,
    What a blessing from the Lord Shirley was to you. From my conversations with Shirley on the telephone, I discovered why you have such a close knit family based upon love and maintaining faith in the Lord, especially when victimized by illness or whatever.
    Tom/family, Shirley provided you and us a role model of true faith in our Lord throughout her life and especially throughout her battle with cancer. May her legacy of faith, love and compassion continue in you, as well. God’s peace!
    Pastor/Sally Beal

  • Tom and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are so happy we were able to become friends through horseshoeing, shar pei pups, and many other things. May you cherish all the wonderful memories that bring you comfort today and courage for tomorrow. Shirley was special to us all. With sincerest sympathies,
    Bob, Carole and Lore’ Whitney

  • My deepest condolences to Tom and the family in their loss, which is Heaven’s gain. Shirley is with her Creator/Savior forevermore. May the Lord comfort the family.

  • Sending our sympathy to you all. Shirley and I were confirmed together in the new church on April 15, 1963. She was a faithful child of God and will be missed by all. Our joy is in knowing we will see her again with no more parting, no more tears, no more sorrow. Only complete joy in the Lord’s presence and with one another forever.
    Christ’s peace be with you all. Pastor Carol & Ron Kilgore, Connie Zappone & family.


  • Will,Really, and rest of sweet family. So sorry we have to bear separation down here thankfully we have eternity to share fellow believers with. Prayers and condolences.

  • To Shirley’s Family,

    My sincere sympathies on you loss. What a special lady!! Shirley was so much more than my insurance agent; she was a friend. I have heard so much about all of you over the years I feel like I know you. She loved you all so much!

    May your faith comfort you. It helps knowing you will be together again in heaven.