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Mary Jane (Hillier) Petty, 90

Mary Jane Petty, 90, of Mountain Home, passed away August 13 at Carol Stream, IL. Mrs. Petty was born October 2, 1924 in Galesburg, Illinois to Garnet (Watson) and Charles Hillier. Mrs. Petty graduated from the University Of Iowa School Of Nursing, and worked for the Visiting Nurses' Association. She and her husband Richard raised their family in Wilmette, IL, and then retired to Mountain Home in 1990.

Mrs. Petty is survived by seven children: sons, Richard (Cynthia) of Chicago, IL, Roger (Carol) of Mountain Home, and Raymond (Lynne) of Highland Park, IL; daughters, Janice (William) Carpenter of Arvada, CO, Judith (Donald) Calhoun of Crown Point, IN, Jeanne (Greg) Hansen of St. Charles, IL, and Jennifer Prouty of Wheeling, IL., 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Mrs. Petty was predeceased by her husband Richard, her parents, a sister and two brothers.

Mrs. Petty was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church. She was a Master Gardener, and belonged to the Lady Elks and Woden Bookworms Book Club.

Mary Jane will be remembered as a gentle, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose family and faith were the center of her life.

Funeral services will be held in Wilmette, IL, with burial in Des Plaines, IL.

A memorial Mass will be held locally at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter the Fisherman Building Fund or a .

Arrangements by Donnellan Funeral Home in Skokie, IL.



Published in Baxter Bulletin from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19, 2015
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