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Annabelle L. Sweeten, 88 passed away on M ay 26, 2013 at The Village in Indianola, Iowa.

Annabelle Louise Taylor Sweeten was born on March 9, 1925, in Mount Ayr, Iowa to Faye Davis Taylor and Leo H. Taylor. She attended the Mount Ayr public school and graduated in 1942. Annabelle won many music honors in high school. She was a lover of music and participated in many music activities in Mount Ayr, Des Moines, and later in Lamoni. After high school she worked as a secretary to Clyde Lesan Co. in Mount Ayr. Later she moved to Des Moines and continued her secretarial work for the Meredith Publishing Co., working there for over 30 years.

    During these years she married Harry Boesch. Their three children are Bob, Bill and Barbara. Later she married Don Sweeten and they raised a son, George (Skip).

After retiring Annabelle and Don returned to Don’s hometown, Lamoni, where they enjoyed golf, church activities and former friends. Don died in 1992 and later Annabelle moved into The Village in Indianola, close to her son, Bill.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands. 

Left to mourn are Bob Boesch, Bill Boesch, Barb Beaty, Skip Sweeten, 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and her sister Donella Johnson.

A memorial fund is established to the Lamoni United Methodist Church.

Services were held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Watson-Armstong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Pastor Jodie Rushing officiating.

Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa. 

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