Barbara Jo Pettibon

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Barbara Jo Pettibon, 80, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, May 12, in Joplin. She was born June 30, 1937, in Beardstown, Ill., to Allyn and Dilola (Jones) Turnbull. She married Robert Bowman on May 27, 1972, and he preceded her in death. One day, while strolling through the park, she met the second love of her life, Forest Pettibon, and they were united in marriage on Feb. 26, 1999. They enjoyed a special marital bond and truly were a team together in life.

Barbara began her working career as an employee for Flory’s Pharmacy and later worked at Nevada State Hospital until her retirement. Barbara was a member of Rebecca’s Lodge for many years.

Survivors, in addition to her husband Forest, include three siblings, Betty Helms, LaVon Posey and Bill Turnbull, all of Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She has been welcomed into heaven by her parents; her first husband, Bob; and siblings, Mary Jean, Suzann, Pat, David, Judy and Marjorie.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will be in Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield.

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