Christine McNeil of Miami died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Saint John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after an illness. She was 78.

McNeil was born Sept. 26, 1928, in Joplin to Charles Wesley and Leona (Bendure) Sweeton. She lived in Miami for the past two months, moving from Osage City, Kan.

She worked as a supervisor for Hallmark Cards for 23 years and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Picher.

She married Daniel H. McNeil in 1959 in Miami. He survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include four brothers, Jim Sweeton and Chuck Sweeton, both of Baxter Springs, Kan., Bill Sweeton of Columbus, Kan., and Gordon Sweeton of Joplin; two sisters, Pat East of Columbus and Martha Brashers of Commerce, and two grandsons, Daniel McNeil of Junction City, Kan., and Casey McNeil of Topeka, Kan.

She was preceded in death by one son, Daniel McNeil Jr. on Feb. 2, 2000; her parents, and one brother, Jack Sweeton.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami with the Rev. Robert Nutting officiating. Burial will be in Glen Abbey Memorial Park, east of Miami.

Pallbearers will be Mike Sweeton, Hack Parsons, Lyndon Cook, Joe Fleming, Bobby Craghead and Rick Sweeton. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Wymore, Joey Ginzel, Maurice Koch and Scott East.