OBITUARY

Louise Pettigrew

November 29, 1932September 24, 2020

Lousie Pettigrew passed away peacefully on Sept 24, 2020 at the St. Vincent Hospice surrounded by her family.

She was born in Gaston, Indiana on November 29, 1932 to Ira and Elizabeth McCreery. She attended Gaston High School and graduated Valedictorian of her class. In Gaston, Louise met and later married the love of her life, Ernie Medler. Louise attended Ball State University as a nursing student and stepped away from that pursuit to care for her young family while Ernie served in the US Navy. Louise had a life-long love of music and literature and also enjoyed dancing, singing, and sewing which she passed on to her children and grandchildren.

Louise moved to Carmel, Indiana in 1970 where she lived until her death and was a member of the Carmel United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth McCreery; her sister, Joann Drake; her husband, Ernie Medler; and daughter, Sharon Helvaty.

She is survived by Sister: Peg Wright Daughters, Kathy Ash and Barbara Medler. Granddaughters, Amy Sieferman, Lisa Schwartz, Michelle Wine, and Lindsey Elmore, and 7 great-grandchildren.

A private funeral will be held at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel on Tuesday, September 29th at 1pm. She will rest at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Shed no tear! O, shed no tear! The flower will bloom another year. Weep no more! O, weep no more! Young buds sleep in the root’s white core. Dry your eyes! Oh! Dry your eyes! For I was taught in Paradise To ease my breast of melodies- Shed no tear. Overhead! Look overhead! ‘Mong the blossoms white and red- Look up, look up. I flutter now On this flush pomegranate bough. See me! ‘Tis this silvery bell Ever cures the good man’s ill. Shed no tear! O, shed no tear! The flowers will bloom another year. Adieu, adieu - I fly, adieu, I vanish in the heaven’s blue - Adieu, adieu!

~Fairy Song, John Keats

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Lousie Pettigrew passed away peacefully on Sept 24, 2020 at the St. Vincent Hospice surrounded by her family.

She was born in Gaston, Indiana on November 29, 1932 to Ira and Elizabeth McCreery. She attended Gaston High School and graduated Valedictorian of her class. In Gaston, Louise met and later married the love of her life, Ernie Medler. Louise attended Ball State University as a nursing student and stepped away from that pursuit to care for her young family while Ernie served in the US Navy. Louise had a life-long love of music and literature and also enjoyed dancing, singing, and sewing which she passed on to her children and grandchildren.

Louise moved to Carmel, Indiana in 1970 where she lived until her death and was a member of the Carmel United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth McCreery; her sister, Joann Drake; her husband, Ernie Medler; and daughter, Sharon Helvaty.

She is survived by Sister: Peg Wright Daughters, Kathy Ash and Barbara Medler. Granddaughters, Amy Sieferman, Lisa Schwartz, Michelle Wine, and Lindsey Elmore, and 7 great-grandchildren.

A private funeral will be held at Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel on Tuesday, September 29th at 1pm. She will rest at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

Shed no tear! O, shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year. Weep no more! O, weep no more!
Young buds sleep in the root’s white core.
Dry your eyes! Oh! Dry your eyes! For I was taught in Paradise
To ease my breast of melodies-
Shed no tear.
Overhead! Look overhead!
‘Mong the blossoms white and red- Look up, look up. I flutter now
On this flush pomegranate bough.
See me! ‘Tis this silvery bell Ever cures the good man’s ill. Shed no tear! O, shed no tear!
The flowers will bloom another year. Adieu, adieu - I fly, adieu,
I vanish in the heaven’s blue - Adieu, adieu!

~Fairy Song, John Keats

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