Betty L. Pettibon

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Betty L. Pettibon, 64, of Bronaugh, Mo., passed from this life on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Nevada, the daughter of Frank Junior and Rhoda Mae (Russell) Burdick. On Oct. 4, 1968, she was united in marriage to Larry Pettibon and he survives of the home.

Betty was raised in the Nevada area where she graduated from high school with the Class of 1968. She was employed through the years at Dunbrooke, in El Dorado Springs, as a seamstress, then later worked for Nelly Donn in Nevada. Later in her life she attended and graduated from the Pittsburg Office Management Center with a two year degree in office management, where she was on the dean's list.

She enjoyed sewing gifts for her family, loved spending time with them and her friends, and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Aside from her husband, Larry, Betty is survived by her daughter, Lisa Nichols and husband, Robert, of Nevada; grandchildren, LaDonna Fleener, Timothy Nichols, and Andrea Moore; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Patty Ragan, of Grandview, Jerry Burdick, of Nevada, and Susan Floor, of Joplin; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Larry Burdick and Nancy Hogan; and her infant son, Timothy Dean.

Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m., today, at Ferry Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., just prior to the service, also at the funeral home. A private committal will follow later.

Contributions may be made in Betty's name to the Welborn Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home.