- On April 21, 2023
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Mary M. Pettit, age 100, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2023.
Born May 31st 1922 in Keefer, Oklahoma. She went to Pettit Elementary School in a one room school house with all grades in Swartz, PA. Her sisters Mildred and Geraldine taught there. She graduated from Waynesburg High School, and went on to further her education, graduating from a business school, Nineveh, in Waynesburg. school in Waynesburg Business Academy. At the business academy, her Superintendents were Arley Pettit and Francis Pettit, both her uncles. She lived in Waynesburg with her sister LaNelle until LaNelle joined the Cadet Nurse Corps at the University of Pittsburg in 1944. When her mother Ethel Pettit was critically injured in a car accident, she returned to the farm to help the family care for their mother. Mary lived at the family farm afterwards. She worked at a Green County Telephone Communication Company. She cared for her mother, and her sister Geraldine. Mary worked for Mayview State Hospital in Canonsburg and when The Youth Development Center of Waynesburg opened, she transferred there. She was a clerk typist II. She retired in the 1980s after a long career.
Mary loved dogs, cats and genealogy. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Private arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care.