Mrs. Pettit died at 5:20 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2013, at Brooke Haven Health Care.
She was born September 10, 1920, at Thomasville, Missouri, to Robert E. and Gladys Trump Exline. Mrs. Pettit graduated from Bakersfield High School and on December 5, 1942, was married at Fort Riley, Kansas, to Beryl Robert “Bud” Pettit, who preceded her in death on September 12, 1994. She was the owner/operator of Pettit’s Canoe Rental, was a member of Southern Belle’s Grandmother’s Club and enjoyed painting. Mrs. Pettit was a member of the New Liberty Church of Christ.
She is survived by three children, Steve Pettit, wife, Carol, Pottersville, Missouri, Diane Hambelton, husband, Broya, Dora, Missouri and Pat Pettit, wife, Bev, Caulfield, Missouri; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Her parents, husband, one son, Mike Pettit and one sister, Naomi McKee, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ball Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.