Eleanor M. Petty

Born: Sun., Dec. 30, 1923
Died: Sat., Dec. 14, 2013

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Eleanor Maxine Petty, 89, residing at Southfield Village, South Bend, IN passed away at 12:30 AM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at her residence.  She was born on December 30, 1923 in South Bend, IN to the late Elmer and Arvada Lawrence.  On April 15, 1949 in South Bend, IN she married Kenneth H. Petty.

She is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth; three sons, David (Jeanette) Petty of Cassopolis, MI, James (Susan) Petty of Edwardsburg, MI and John Petty (fiance, Nance Sharpe) of St. Joseph, MI; seven grandchildren, Kenneth (Sarah) Petty, Matthew (Stacie) Petty, Alicia (Scott) MacDonald, Justin (Jen) Petty, Jodi (Matt) Strom, Jake Petty and Josie (Glen) Klink; and ten great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, Lamar Lawrence and Wayne Lawrence preceded Eleanor in death.

Mrs. Petty graduated from Riley High School, South Bend and Memorial School of Nursing.  Eleanor attended Grace United Methodist Church, South Bend where prior to death was "the oldest living member".

Private family services will be held.  Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery, South Bend.  Contributions in memory of Eleanor Petty may be made to Potawatomie Zoological Society, 500 S. Greenlawn, South Bend, IN 46615.  Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent to the Petty Family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.

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Kurt Kruggel
   Posted Mon December 16, 2013
So sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing. I am sure she is now in a beautiful place with our Father above. My sincere condolences to all the Petty family.

Laura overholser. Iorio
   Posted Tue December 17, 2013
So sorry she was a wonderful lady I enjoyed working for her my prayers for all

Linda Swanson
   Posted Tue December 17, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Her memories will remain in all of your hearts forever.

May the caring thoughts of others be a comfort to all of you now.

Linda Swanson

   Posted Tue December 17, 2013
With a heavy heart, my thoughts are with all of you. Fifty-five years ago I met Eleanor when we moved in at Chamberlin Drive. Since we were both R.N.'s, we had something in common immediately.
So many memories...like all the New Years Eves, the trips to Amish country in Ohio while Ken was fishing, playing Bridge, Eleanor bailing me out when Penny had the 3 month colic and cried all night, watching our kids grow up
(and we were so proud of them). So many memories.
Be at peace, my friend.

Richard Coffey
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
From Jean Coffey and her family, Rich, Tom, Emily Ann and Jean our heartfelt condolences at her passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Ken Bell
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
To the Petty Family.....My thoughts and prayers are with you

Larry and Wilma Rau
   Posted Thu December 19, 2013
Ken and all the Petty family:
We were saddened to hear of Eleanor's death. We get the Grace email prayer chain from Lois Butler. Ken, you and your whole family are remembered well when I was your pastor at Grace, 1992-96. Ken, you and Eleanor were very kind to us on many occasions. Good memories. Our prayers are with you during this time of grief.

We are presently in Seattle with daughters and granddaughters for the Christmas Season.
Larry and Wilma Ray

Dave Hendricks
   Posted Sat December 21, 2013
Mr. Petty and Boys:

I was sorry to read that your wife and mother, Mrs. Petty, yes still Mrs. Petty after all these years, passed.
We still appreciate how good a friend and traveling companion she was to my mom.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family.
Dave & Susie Hendricks

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