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Shirley Rose Pettit

01/16/1936 - 12/24/2020

Obituary for Shirley Rose Pettit

Shirley Rose Pettit, 84, of Sedalia, MO passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born on January 16, 1936 in Sedalia, the daughter of Willard Haerle and Ruth (Hare) Haerle, who preceded her in death.

On October 17, 1953 in Sedalia, MO she was united in marriage to Richard Pettit, who preceded her in death on February 27, 1980.

Shirley was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sedalia. She was baptized on May 24, 1964 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by Pastor Walter Strickert. Shirley attended Sedalia public schools and was a 1953 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. She was active in the PTA at Horace Mann Elementary School while her sons were attending school there. Shirley was employed at Inter-State Studio and Publishing Co. as a Color Print Spotter for 35 years, retiring in 2002. She enjoyed going to the casinos time to time with her three sons and friends and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, Rick Pettit (Patsy) of Sedalia, Randy Pettit (Gayle) of Terre Haute, IN, and Tony Pettit of Sedalia; a sister, Beverly Dean Smith of Overland Park, KS; four grandchildren, Shaleia, Caleb, Evan (Megan), and Ashley (Alex); five great grandchildren, Kayden, Kolbie, Elysium, Abigail Rose, and Maya.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jeremy Freeman officiating.

There will be no visitation prior to the service.

Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Rick Pettit, Randy Pettit, and Tony Pettit.

Honorary bearers will be her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice or to the Lincoln Community Care Center in care of the funeral chapel.



Funeral Service

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Burial / Interment

11:30 AM
Memorial Park Cemetery
3306 Greenridge Rd
Sedalia, MO 65301
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