Mary Louise Pettibon

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mary Louise Pettibon, 76, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born April 27, 1935, in Lamar, Mo., to Walter G. Waring and Mellie Ethal Watson Waring. She married Max Pettibon on March 25, 1953, and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2006.

Mary was born and reared and spent most all of her life in this area. She was a member of the Deerfield Baptist Church. Mary was a homemaker. She loved flowers and gardening.

Survivors include one son, Fred Pettibon, Nevada; three daughters, Teresa Brundridge, Concordia, Kan., Brenda Cavin, Arcadia, Kan., and Michelle Young, Deerfield, Mo.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Alice Waring, Golden City, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Annette Pettibon, Nevada; and one sister-in-law, Peggy Pyle and her husband, Steve, Nevada. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Dale Pettibon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 24, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Clevenger officiating. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the Deerfield Baptist Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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