Barbara's first achievements while with the Woman's Club was
the dedication of the Pearl Buck Home Place on the National
Register of Historic Places. Barbara also served on the
Ronceverte River Festival Board, diligently supporting the
event for the past twenty-seven years. She was a devoted
member of the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, where she
spearheaded special programs for children in need. As a
member of the Friends of the Library, she could be found at
every River Festival serving strawberry shortcake to
visitors. Most recently, Barbara was instrumental in the
establishment of the Ronceverte Museum during the September
Heritage Days festivities in downtown. The town of
Ronceverte will surely miss her hard work and enthusiasm.
Above all, she loved her family, cherished her friendships,
and she was strong in her faith.
Barbara is survived by her two children, Chris Sweetwood
(Adele Sweetwood) and Jim Sweetwood (Rose Sweetwood); and
grandchildren, Dylan Sweetwood, Cole Sweetwood, and Daisy
A funeral service to honor the life of Barbara Sweetwood
will be held at 11 AM, Monday, April 4, 2016 at Ronceverte
Presbyterian Church, 305 Locust Street, Ronceverte, WV,
24970 with Rev. Stephen Baldwin officiating, followed by the
burial service at Riverview Cemetery, Teaberry Road.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 3, from 4-6 pm at
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, 212 Monroe Avenue,
Ronceverte, WV, 24970.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be
made to your local Hospice or to the Ronceverte Presbyterian