Emma Sweet Obituary

Emma Bernice Sweet
Emma Bernice Sweet

July 3, 1926 - July 24, 2021
Born in Energy, Illinois
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa


On July 24 2021, Emma Sweet passed away peacefully at age 95 in Des Moines IA. She was born in 1926 to Ben and Nora Anna Walker (née Poos) in Energy, IL, the youngest of 9 children. Emma was preceded in death by her husband Edward Sweet who passed in 1999. She is survived by her two sons, David of Des Moines IA, Jeff of Fort Collins CO, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Emma lived in 11 states during her long life. She loved each state, but Colorado held a special place in her heart. The difficulty of so many moves only increased her perseverance and grit. The life you lead is best exemplified by what you leave behind. Emma raised two sons who she prepared well for life. Her husband Ed had a stroke at a young age. She did an outstanding job of caring for him for the 22 years of his life after his stroke. She was an awesome wife, mom, and grandmother. She will be missed by all.




Funeral Home
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322