In Memory of

Marilyn Jean Pettit

June 18, 1928 - February 15, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Marilyn Jean Pettit

Marilyn Jean Pettit

Born: June 18, 1928
Died: February 15, 2019
Age: 90

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      Marilyn Jean Pettit, the daughter of Lester and Lucile (Groves) Welch was born on June 18, 1928, in Arnolds Park, Iowa.  On December 1, 1952, Marilyn married Clifford Pettit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  They lived in Everly until 1966 when they moved to Hartley, Iowa.  Years later they moved to Tucson, Arizona, for one year.  Deciding they wanted to be closer to family, they settled in Spencer, Iowa.

      Marilyn was mostly a stay at home mom except for a few years when she worked at John’s Bakery and Lacey’s Café in Hartley, Iowa.  She loved going to dances and camping with friends at the local town parks.

      Marilyn passed away on February 15, 2019, at the Longhouse Residence in Spencer, Iowa, at the age of 90.  She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Welch and mother, Lucile Higley; father-in-law, Roy Higley; and daughter-in-law, Vicky Pettit.

      Left to cherish her memory are two daughters:  Judy Arnold of South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Diane Rausch and husband, Bill of Hartley, Iowa; one son, Stanley Pettit of Stanley, WI; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

      The family would like to thank Longhouse-Northshire for the excellent care they took of Marilyn.

There will be no formal services private burial will be held at a later date.
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa


Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8:11 PM
“I love you grandma. You are missed very much. Rest in peace. ”
- Misty Pettit
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11:11 AM
“You have my sympathy. I enjoyed spending time with Cliff and Marilyn when I visited Iowa ”
- Marie Bailey
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8:02 AM
“Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. But now she is with Cliff and the rest that have gone before her.Rest in peace.”
- Judy (Noble) Webber
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:58 AM
“Judy, Diane, Stan and families, so sorry to hear of Marilyns passing. She was such a sweet lady!”
- Teresa and Eddy Hollesen
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8:36 PM
“Stanley, Nicole, & Dustin, I am sorry about your mom & grandma. I know her memories will give you strength and comfort.
Mrs. Griffin”
- Brenda Griffin
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 4:22 PM
“Stan and family .so sorry to hear of your mums and grandmas passing. GOD bless...”
- Cher lindahl
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