Dorothy Louise Pettibon

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Dorothy Louise Pettibon, 89, of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Nathan Richards Healthcare, in Nevada. Dorothy was born on Feb. 2, 1932, in Richards, Mo., to James Reuben and Lucy Mae (Lawson) McConnaughey. She married Elmer Earl “Bill” Pettibon on Sept. 3, 1950, in Deerfield, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 2017.

Dorothy was raised in Richards and graduated from Richards High School. She lived in Deerfield all her married life. She worked at Western Insurance for a time and at Bright’s Grill in Fort Scott, Kan. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, quilting, and trips to McDonalds in Nevada.

Survivors include a daughter, Penny Montee and her husband, Kevin, Arcadia, Kan.; grandsons, Kyle Montee and his wife, Leslie, and their daughter, Laila, Fort Scott, and Kolby Montee and his wife, Nicole, and their children, Kase and Krew, Farlington, Kan.; several nieces and nephews; and sister, Virginia Moberly, Nevada. In addition to her husband, Bill, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dennis Pettibon; three brothers, J. R. “Buck” McConnaughey, Morse McConnaughey and Gene McConnaughey; and one sister, Lucille Kash.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 5, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, Mo. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, at the funeral home.

Those who wish may donate in Dorothy’s memory to the Deerfield Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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