Dorothy Louise Pettibon, 89, of Nevada, MO, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Nathan Richards Healthcare in Nevada. Dorothy was born on February 2, 1932 in Richards, MO to James Reuben and Lucy Mae (Lawson) McConnaughey.
She married Elmer Earl “Bill” Pettibon on September 3, 1950 in Deerfield, MO and he preceded her in death on August 25, 2017. Dorothy was raised in Richards and graduated from Richards High School. She lived in Deerfield all her married life. She worked at Western Insurance for a time and at Bright’s Grill in Ft. Scott, KS. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, quilting, and trips to McDonalds in Nevada.
Survivors include a daughter, Penny Montee and her husband Kevin, Arcadia, KS; grandsons, Kyle Montee and his wife Leslie and their daughter Laila, Ft. Scott, and Kolby Montee and his wife Nicole and their children Kase and Krew, Farlington, KS; her sister, Virginia Moberly of Nevada, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Bill, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dennis Pettibon; three brothers, J. R. “Buck” McConnaughey, Morse McConnaughey, and Gene McConnaughey; and one sister, Lucille Kash.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO. Interment will follow in Deerfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the funeral home. Those who wish may donate in Dorothy’s memory to the Deerfield Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home.