Obituaries

George Holt
B: 1923-09-19
D: 2017-10-19
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Holt, George
Amy King
B: 1975-05-06
D: 2017-10-16
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King, Amy
Claude "Michael" Worthen
B: 1969-09-26
D: 2017-10-08
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Worthen, Claude "Michael"
Freddie Ellis
B: 1939-12-07
D: 2017-10-06
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Ellis, Freddie
David Carl Newfarmer - Kleinschmidt, Jr.
B: 1986-04-04
D: 2017-10-06
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Kleinschmidt, Jr., David Carl Newfarmer -
Retired Judge David Watt
B: 1943-04-10
D: 2017-10-02
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Watt, Retired Judge David
Natashia Jayne Caraway Mahoney
B: 1982-10-18
D: 2017-10-02
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Mahoney, Natashia Jayne Caraway
Gladys McLaughlin
B: 1920-11-19
D: 2017-09-25
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McLaughlin, Gladys
Rowena Baltzell
B: 1933-05-13
D: 2017-09-24
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Baltzell, Rowena
Dr. Glenn Terry
D: 2017-09-23
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Terry, Dr. Glenn
Betty Pendleton
B: 1942-12-24
D: 2017-09-22
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Pendleton, Betty
Harry Homan
B: 1944-08-20
D: 2017-09-18
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Homan, Harry
Michael Althoff
B: 1946-11-23
D: 2017-09-17
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Althoff, Michael
The Rev. Franklyn Schroeder
B: 1939-01-21
D: 2017-09-16
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Schroeder, The Rev. Franklyn
"Rocky" Preston Miller
B: 1953-02-27
D: 2017-09-15
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Miller, "Rocky" Preston
Gary Russell
B: 1951-05-08
D: 2017-09-15
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Russell, Gary
Deborah Leggans
B: 1956-12-31
D: 2017-09-10
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Leggans, Deborah
Crystal Barone
B: 1972-03-28
D: 2017-09-10
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Barone, Crystal
William "Bill" Murphy
B: 1926-04-14
D: 2017-09-07
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Murphy, William "Bill"
Louise Ihle
B: 1929-03-30
D: 2017-09-07
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Ihle, Louise
Nancy Poole
B: 1946-07-08
D: 2017-09-06
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Poole, Nancy

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Over the years, we’ve learned something very valuable, yet largely unrecognized by the general public: a funeral, memorial service, or celebration of life offers family and friends the opportunity to say goodbye to a loved one, and sets the stage for the healing process which follows.

It doesn’t have to be an elaborate event. The most important part is in the “coming together” with others to share memories, and receive comfort from one another. It can be a very simple ceremony or one where the personality and lifetime achievements of your loved one are showcased.

Whatever you think would be appropriate; we promise to be with you at every turn to help you plan a service that celebrates your loved one's life in a meaningful way.

Here, you will find information on the services we can provide your family after losing a loved one. If you would prefer to speak to someone directly, please call us at 618-684-2101. We will be pleased to share commemoration ideas.

When Someone Dies
When someone dies many families do not know what to do. Pettett Funeral Home is here to help you in completing all of the details of making funeral arrangements.
General Price List
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Local Newspapers
This list of local newspapers, with contact information for the office in charge of obituary review and placement will make submitting an obituary or obtaining a copy of one that much easier.
Cremation Options
Detailing the reasons why cremation is the preference of a growing number of families, this page also covers additional questions to ask once the cremation decision has been made.
Creating a Legacy of Memories
It’s important to secure the memories and stories of a loved one. Learn more about why we offer the finest in online tributes and tribute videos, the Book of Memories™.
Steps in Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service
Outlining the basics, this page is a fine place to start for those families faced with making final care arrangements for a loved one. Here’s where you become familiar with what’s ahead.
What to Know When Choosing Burial
If you think that burial is the right choice for your family, there are some important decisions you must make. This page details the questions involved, offering support to families choosing burial.
When Cremation is Preferred
Detailing the reasons why cremation is the preference of a growing number of families, this page also covers additional questions to ask once the cremation decision has been made.
Butterfly Release
On April 15, 2013, The Association for Butterflies provided a Butterfly Release Course For Funeral Professionals and Pettett Funeral Home successfully completed the course.

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