Margery Petty

July 13, 2010

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.

Survived by:

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

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a brother, Irwin Cohee.


One Condolence for “Margery Petty”

  1. Jan Johnson July 23, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Will and JoAnn, and all the girls,
    My thoughts are with you in these days of preparation for saying your final goodbyes to your mom and grandma. As I read the words of the obituary I was struck by how accomplished Margery was! Certainly, she was an example for young women to follow. The words of the obituary simply tell the world that Margery lived here on earth for a short time, in the spectrum of time. But you are her family and those who knew her best and loved her most. Tell her story to the world! And listen to the stories others share with you about who she was to them. These stories contain the essence of her living and by telling them and retelling them not only do your remember who she was for you, but you give honor to her memory, keeping her alive in your hearts! May God Bless You and Your Family.
    Gently, Jan Johnson

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