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October 27, 2016 • Obituaries
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Donald “Don” C. Pettit

Donald “Don” C. Pettit, 85, departed this world Sunday afternoon at 2:25 p.m. on October 23, 2016, to join his wife, Betty, and son, Donald Pettit, in Heaven. Don spent the last nine years of his life battling Alzheimer’s at the VA in Marion where he was taken care of with love. He was surrounded by family when he went to meet his Lord.

Don was born in Dillsboro, to the late Harvey and Grace (Locke) Pettit. He grew up in Milan where he played basketball for the Milan Indians. Don married his high school sweetheart, Betty York. They were happily married for 57 years before death did they part. Fifty of those years were spent in Marion where they raised their children, Donald J. Pettit and Jill A. (Pettit) King. Donald and Betty enjoyed traveling the world and spending time with family. Don was a proud patriot and was inducted into the Army in July of 1952. He served his country in the Korean War for over two years and, for his service, earned the Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Korean Service Ribbon with two bronze service stars. He made his living as a supervisor of Tool & Dye for Fisher Body for over 30 years. Don was also the head usher at Lakeview Wesleyan Church where he and his wife enjoyed volunteering. He was a freemason and a member of the Post 95 Legion. During his free time, he enjoyed gardening and yardwork along with woodcraft, working in his shop making all kinds of things for the house that his family still enjoys using today. You name it, he could make it. He was also remembered for his athletic abilities in basketball and softball. Don was a true inspiration to those around him and a role model to so many.

Don was the father of Donald J. Pettit (deceased); the father-in-law to Ileana (Barreto) Pettit of Pembroke Pines, Florida, and the father to Jill A. King of Marion. He was the grandfather of Chad Swanner of Marion, Melissa Swanner of Gas City, and Paula and Gaby Pettit of Pembroke Pines, Florida. He also had three great-grandchildren, Caleb Swanner of Miami, Florida, Kiean and Isabella Swanner, and one step-grandchild, Isaac Devine. Don was preceded in death by his son, Donald J. Pettit; wife, Betty F. Pettit; and his brothers, Roger and Bill Pettit.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, at VA Protestant Chapel, 1700 E. 38th St., Marion. Services will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jim Sonnefield officiating. Burial will follow at Marion National Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN. Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis IN 46209-4830. Online condolences may be made at

Greg Allen Jester

Greg Allen Jester, age 47, of Hanover, died on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greg Jester Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.

Alexander “Alex” Edward Feltner

Alexander “Alex” Edward Feltner, age 22, of Bloomington, formerly of Madison, died on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Visitation will be Thursday, October 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison. A celebration of life will be held on his birthday, December 30, from 7-10 p.m. at the West Street Art Center, 301 West Street in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alex Feltner Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Ellen Coghill Nay

Margaret Ellen Coghill Nay, age 82, of Madison, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at her residence in Madison. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison.

Barbara L. Huntington

A lifelong resident of Osgood, Barbara L. Huntington, age 76, passed away with her family at her side on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Manderley Health Care Facility in Osgood. Barbara was born on May 16, 1940, the daughter of the late Omer and Marie Morton.

She grew up in a house just on the outside of Osgood that was filled with love and family. She and her brothers and sisters walked to school through the field and grew up Osgood Cowboys. In the mid 60’s, she met the love of her life, George Huntington, and they were married on February 11, 1967. To this marriage three children were born, sons Stephen and Leonard and daughter Pam. George and Barbara moved to the home place on Fairground Road and lived there since 1972. She worked for years at U.S. Shoe Factory and Vines. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved watching them grow up and having them spend the night. Many hours were spent tending to her flowers and enjoying the beauty they brought. One of her favorite pastimes was to simply sit and relax on the front porch, watch the cars go by, and admire her favorite woodpecker, which spent many afternoons by her side.

Barbara was preceded in death by brothers Clarence and Henry; sisters Dorothy Dickson, Joyce Forwalt, Mary Morton, Phyllis Morton, and Martha Morton. Barbara is survived at home by her husband of 49 years George; sons Stephen and Leonard (Sharon) of Osgood; daughter Pamela of Osgood; brothers Donald (Linda) Morton of Texas, Omer Jr. (Kathy) of Sunman; sisters Helen Bolt of Florida, and Janice Mozingo of Westport. Also surviving are her grandchildren Stephen II and Breanna Huntington, Austin and Kayla Draper; and her great-grandchildren Alias, Miriam, and Koltyn Huntington, and Levi Franklin. Some of Barbara’s saddest days was with the passing of her special granddaughter Emily Huntington.

Private family services will be held, and burial will be held at Perseverance Cemetery in Osgood. In lieu of any flowers, the family is asking any memorials be given to the Emily Huntington Scholarship in care of the funeral home. Neal’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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