Wilma Corrine Gifford Pettit

Wilma Corrine Gifford Pettit

COLUMBUS: Wilma Corrine Gifford Pettit, formerly of Greenwich, Ohio, a resident of the Forum at Knightsbridge in Columbus, Ohio, age 97, died January 16.

Her parents, James and Lucy Gifford; her husband of sixty years, Morgan Wagar Pettit; her four siblings, Vivian Fishbaugh, Kenneth Gifford, Thor Gifford, Nona Kilgore; a grandson, Aaron James Pettit; and a son-in law, Colonel Michael Robert Taylor, preceded her in death.

Her children, Jimmy Ross Pettit (Roberta Louisa Pettit) and Gloria Jean Taylor survive her. She is also survived by grandchildren, Laura Pettit Rusick (Jeff), Laura Louisa Berk, Kathryn Kellogg Hayes (Todd), Renee Lynn Diebler, Kevin Morgan Taylor (Jennifer), Donna Lee Taylor, and Linda Michaele Taylor. Ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild survive her.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ripley Church, 4130 Edwards Road, Greenwich, Ohio 44837 or HomeReach Hospice, 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43214-3463 in her memory.

Published in the News Journal on Jan. 18, 2014