Jacqueline Pettiford
1934 - 2020
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Jacqueline Pettiford

CHILLICOTHE - Jacqueline Arlene Pettiford, 85, of Chillicothe, formerly of Gahanna, OH, died November 11, 2020, at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born December 31, 1934 in Gallipolis, OH to the late Frank and Loretta Harris Diggs. On May 3, 1953 she married George "Jack" Pettiford, who died June 6, 1996. Survivors include her children, Brett (Pam Wickliff) Pettiford, of Lima, Brent (Sue) Pettiford, of Gahanna, Brenda (Tom) Yurkoski, of Virginia; and Belinda Hilliard, of Chillicothe; her grandchildren, Amanda (Matt) Grimm, Megan (Jake) Vorbroker and Laura, Katie and Brandon Pettiford, Dr. Jacqueline, Madeline and Carolyn Yurkoski, Georgia and Joseph Hilliard; her great-grandchildren, Isabel, Veronica, Taylor, Waylon, Kaden and Brennan; and a brother, Frank "Teddy" (Charlene) Diggs. She was preceded in death by sisters, Patricia "Patsy" Dalton and Frances Shelby.

Mrs. Pettiford was a Unit Clerk at St. Anthony Hospital in Columbus, and a Teacher's Aid with the Chillicothe City School System. She was a faithful Christian, former member of St. Philip Lutheran church in Columbus and a current member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chillicothe. Jackie was a wonderful lady who loved to laugh, tell stories and enjoy life. She was a very creative person who liked making and doing things for others, spending time with her family and playing cards. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Graveside services will be held 12:00 pm Saturday at Grandview Cemetery. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will not be observed. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association - Team Jackie at www.alz.org/centralohio. Her online memorial register and video tribute are available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com.

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Published in Chillicothe Gazette from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2020.
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November 16, 2020
Oh Sweet Jackie, your smile and laugh lit up the room. Certainly will miss the joy you brought just entering the room. Finally, blessed to rest in the arms of Jesus until we are all reunited again on that first day of forever.
Pastor David Kane
November 14, 2020
I'm sad to learn of Jackie's death. We had lost touch but we had a lot of fun together back in the day - at St. Philip and when My husband and I would visit she and Jack in Chillicothe. Her husband, Jack, was my cousin. I think both of my parents were related to the Pettifords in some way. They all came from the Chillicothe/Ross County area. My sympathy to Brenda, Belinda and the rest of the family.
Mary C. (Gill) Johnson
November 12, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the family
Marion Smith
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