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Friday, January 8, 2016

Obituary - Frieda Lou Pettibon

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Frieda Lou Pettibon

Frieda Lou Pettibon, 83, Nevada, MO passed away on Friday, January 08, 2016 at her home in Nevada. Frieda was born on October 4, 1932 in Colon, MI to Clarence and Edith (Merica) Swanson. She was united in marriage to Keith Ray Pettibon on December 23, 1951 in Nevada and he preceded her in death in 2005.

Frieda, along with her family, came to Vernon County at the age of 16. She attended school in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. Following her marriage she and her husband lived in Augusta, KS from 1955 until 1973. At that time they moved back to the family farm in Deerfield where Frieda continued to reside until she moved into Nevada five years ago. Frieda was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and a longtime member of the Ellis Domestic Science Club.

Survivors include her children, Joy Edwards and her husband Gary, Wamego, KS, Bruce Pettibon and his wife Beth, Moundville, MO, Stephen Pettibon and his wife Sandra, Nevada, Loretta Doubledee, Grain Valley, MO, and Luanne Palmer, Nixa, MO; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Janet Birkestrand, Nevada, MO. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Madeline Rinehart.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, MO. The family will receive friends from 3-5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Ellis Domestic Science Club or the Seventh Day Adventist Church in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.