Robert Lee Pettibon, 82, Nevada, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a brief illness. He was born March 14, 1922, in Deerfield, to Alva W. Pettibon and Martha Lee McGuire Pettibon. He married Edith Chrisenberry Pettibon on June 6, 1963, in Miami, Okla., who survives of the home.
He was raised in Deerfield, and graduated from Nevada High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Following the service he returned to Vernon County where he worked as a railroad agent for a time and later worked at the Nevada State Hospital in the power plant, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Clayton Christian Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his wife, Edith, survivors include one son, Richard Pettibon, Bonner Springs, Kan.; two daughters, Sharon Anderson, Osawatomie, Kan., and Cheryl Straight, Nevada; one step-son, Ronny Overman, Sheldon; one step-daughter, Kay Christy, Nevada; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer "Bill" Pettibon, Deerfield. He was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Glenda Overman.
Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on Jan. 24, at 2 p.m., with Mark Mitchell officiating. Musical selections were "Go Rest High on That Mountain" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Doug Chrisenbery, Denny Chrisenbery, Brandon Shipley, Mark Overman, Bennie Nall and Brad Overman. Interment was in Newton Burial Park. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.