Petie Witter
1932 - 2021
BORN
1932
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home - Northwest Hwy
10116 East Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX
WITTER, Petie Patricia Anne Henson Witter, "Petie," age 88, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2021, at home in Richardson, Texas. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 24, 1932, the daughter of Dr. William R. Henson and Clara (Rolle) Henson. She was a 1950 graduate of Shelby High School in Shelby Ohio, then attended Bowling Green State University and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She majored in mathematics and languages and was a senior computer programmer/systems analyst at various insurance, steel, and oil companies. She retired in 1999 and enjoyed hobbies of needlework, reading, aerobics, and worldwide travel. Petie loved animals and was a founding member of the Stonecrest Feral Cat Colony Non-Profit Organization. While raising her family in Mansfield Ohio, she was also "mom" to several foreign exchange students. She later taught English as a Second Language to Adults as a community volunteer. Surviving are her children, Gail (David) Baumlein, Lianne (Les) Thompson, and Eric (Jessie) Witter, her 5 grandchildren Elizabeth Wood, Abigail Billings, Chris Pereira, Josh Pereira, and Madilyn Burtt, and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Kathleen Knostman, Dolores Leonhardt, Charlotte Henson, and Molly Harrington and brothers Dean Henson, and Dr. James Hennessy. She was predeceased by her parents, brother William R. Henson, Jr. and sister Colleen Marr. Per her wishes there will be private services for immediate family. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ariacremation.com/obituary. Donations in her name may be made to Stonecrest Feral Cat Colony at www.stonecrestfcc.org/donation-form



Published by Dallas Morning News on Oct. 13, 2021.
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Petie and I exercised together in Bill Neal's mat class. We were also fellow travelers for trips with the Silver Ducks at Richland College. She was an avid gamer, and would bring the dice and/or the playing cards on our many trips through Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. In conversations with her I found that her father was a vet, and she was asked many times to assist him with the animals he examined. She told of her experience with the October tornado swishing through her home. The last thing she did was to locate her cat before heading to her bathroom. I will miss her.
Sandra Stevens
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October 18, 2021
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