Marilyn Louise Petty, 91, of Rushville, IN, formerly of North Fort Myers, FL, and North Vernon, IN, passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the home of her daughter’s in Rushville.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service in North Vernon. Rev. Connie Barr will officiate. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery in Madison, IN. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service.
Born on February 24, 1929, in Jefferson County, IN, Marilyn was the loving daughter of John and Mary (Gray) Estes. She was united in marriage to Robert Petty on January 26,1947. He preceded her in death on March 27,1999.
Marilyn graduated from Hanover High School in 1947. She had worked at Jefferson County Proving Grounds for 24 years before moving and retiring from the Veterans Outpatient Clinic in Fort Myers, FL in 1989. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, shuffleboard, and crossword puzzles. Her greatest passion was music, when she played for church and the choir. Marilyn was a member of the Red Hatters, the First United Methodist Church in North Vernon, and of the Bayshore Community Chapel in North Fort Myers, FL.
Marilyn is survived by daughters, Sheila (Emerson) Brooks of North Vernon, Kimberly (Dan) Shanahan of Rushville, and Kerry (Tony) Pierce of Indianapolis; son, Kevin Petty of Ocala, FL; brother, Robert Estes of North Fort Myers, FL; sister, Martha Brown of Madison; nine grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; several nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Estes; husband, Robert Petty; granddaughter, Stacy Brooks, two baby sons, and a special friend, Joel Rarden.
Memorials can be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana and/or American Cancer Society.
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