Carolee Ann Sweem
Carolee Ann Sweem (Fitzpatrick), age 80, of Hamilton, MO, passed away at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home on Jan. 16, 2021, under the care of Three Rivers Hospice and her family.
Carolee was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Chillicothe, to parents Arthur Bud and Opal Irene Palmer Fitzpatrick. Carolee was a 1958 graduate of Breckenridge High School. She played the clarinet and was a proud member of the basketball team. She married Jerry Sweem on Nov. 1, 1963, in Miami, OK. She worked several years as a paralegal for Dan Purty in Osceola.
She enjoyed traveling with Jerry to Texas and Arizona for winters away, music performances, picnics, family get-togethers, and listening to Jerry’s music and singing. She was also ornery and loved to play jokes on her friends.
Survivors are her husband, Jerry Sweem of the home; sons, Jamie Sweem of Bethany and Craig Sweem (Jennifer) of Hamilton; grandchildren, Samantha Sweem of St. Joseph, Cody Sweem of Cameron, and Cady Sweem of Warrensburg; great-grandson, Jace; niece, Marylin Hobbs; nephew, Wesley Pool; and great-nephew, Kevin McRae.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Opal Fitzpatrick, and sister, Francis Pool.
A visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will take place at a later date.