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PETTY, Ruth Leone (WOOD)


Posted By: Sharon R Becker (email)
Date: 1/4/2017 at 06:41:19

Obituary ~ Ruth Leone (Wood) Petty
July 07, 1917 ~ July 12, 2011

Corydon Times-Republican
Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa
July 19, 2011

Ruth Leone Petty, daughter of Henry Milton and Samantha Jane (Bremer) Wood, was born in the Woodland community of Decatur County, Iowa, on July 7, 1917, and passed away on July 12, 2011, at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa, at the age of 94 years.

Ruth was united in marriage to Chad Leachman Petty who preceded her in death on July 10, 1977.

Ruth lived her life in Decatur and Wayne County, Iowa, graduated from high school in Garden Grove and was a member of the Clio United Methodist Church. She loved her flowers, gardening, collecting chicken figurines, and was an avid reader.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sandra Felts; son, Carol “Swede” Petty; brother, Audrey Wood; two sisters, Marjorie Penland and Wilma McLane and grandson, John Hagen. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Duff and son-in-law John of Van Wert and Sharon Hagen of Leon; three sons, Charles Petty and daughter-in-law Donna of Leon, Carl Petty and daughter-in-law Jean of Lucas and Clarence Petty and daughter-in-law Missy of Clio; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and by other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held July 15 at the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel in Lineville with Pastor Max Carmichael officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lineville.

Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Home in Lineville was in charge of arrangements.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2016


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