LaVona B. Petrie

LaVona B. Petrie, 93, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. Petrie graduated from Abilene High School in Texas in 1941 and attended Gail Business College, also in Abilene. She retired from Indiana Bell Telephone in 1980 after 25 years of service. For the next seven years, she worked as a teacher’s aide for at Central School in Huntington. She was also a volunteer for the Parkview Huntington Hospital’s gift shop and served on the board of the hospital guild.

She was born June 28, 1924, in Terrell, TX to George Everett and Hazel Davis Belew. She married Huntington native Leo F. Petrie on Jan. 5, 1946, while he was stationed at Camp Barkeley, in Abilene, TX. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1999.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynda VanKirk, of Indianapolis, and Lou Anne (Wayne) Hanna, of Pewaukee, WI; a sister, Darlene (Bob) Smith of Haskell, TX; two grandsons, Andrew Hanna, of Kissimmee, FL, and Alec Hanna, of Chicago, IL; and a special friend, Harold Harter, of Huntington.

Calling is Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon, with funeral services following immediately after at noon, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, Huntington. Dr. Sam Young will officiate. Private burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, in Huntington.

Memorial gifts may be made to Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

Online condolences may be made at www.baileylove.com.