Margery Dean Cohee Petty 89 of Fort Wayne, IN, died July 13, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. Born January 13, 1921 in Frankfort, IN to the late Orvan & Florence (Adair) Cohee. She married Joe Petty on October 25, 1945 and he preceded her in death on February 18, 2009. Mrs. Petty received her BS from Indiana University and her MALS from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. At Indiana University she was a member of the ΑΟΠ sorority. She was a Teacher and Head Librarian for High School District 214 in Wheeling, IL for 20 years, retiring January 1, 1983. She had resided in Champaign/Urbana, IL, Orlando, FL, Dade City, FL, Chicago, IL and Des Plaines, IL before moving to Fort Wayne in 1996.
Visitation and Services
A private family burial will be held in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, IN. The family has entrusted the Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, IN with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter, 941 East 86th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240-1842. Envelopes will be available.
Daughter: JoAnn Petty (Husband George) Schreiber of Libertyville, IL
Son: William C. Petty M.D. of Fort Wayne, IN
4 Granddaughters: Elizabeth Adair Petty, Elizabeth Ann Schreiber, Victoria Marie Schreiber and Amelia Katherine Schreiber and 1 Great Granddaughter, Anneliese Marie Schreiber-Green
She was preceded in death by a brother, Irwin Cohee.