Margaret Irene “Penny” Pettigrew, a Dudneywood resident in Magnolia, Arkansas since 1999, was born near Clearmont, MO, on May 21, 1906, and was called home on December 26, 2012 at the age of 106 years, 7 months and 5 days.
She will be forever missed by her daughters, Margaret Joan Byerly of Reno, NV and Myra Jean Nicholson of Camden, AR; her grandchildren, Cynthia High, Donna Potter, Margaret Brown, Jon Nicholson, and Clarissa Patton; nine great grandchildren, and three great great granddaughters; her nieces, Ruth Ann Galiher, Marcia Glasser, and Rebecca Eckfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David Elmer and Eva Lena Farrens Pence, her husband for 73 years, Maynard Matthew Pettigrew, her sister Ruth Bernice Pence Menelaus, and son in law, Oliver C. Byerly, Jr.
In addition to being “Mom” she taught history and government, was active in Girl Scouts, DAR, and always in her church. She taught her last Sunday School class at Asbury United Methodist Church when she was 99 years old. Her beautiful hand crochet work will be family treasures for generations to come.
A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Magnolia, AR. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Christian Health Center, 1115 Fairview Road, Camden, AR 71701.
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