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Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN

OBITUARY

Cheryl E. Petty

April 2, 1953May 4, 2020

Cheryl E. Petty, 67 formerly of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Columbus Regional Hospital after her battle with COVID-19. Cheryl was born on April 2, 1953 in Greensburg, the daughter of James Thomas and Marjorie Frances (Headlee) Bennett. She married Marvin JR Petty on June 20, 1970 at the First Baptist Church in Greensburg and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1999. Survivors include her daughter Sherri Petty of Central City, Nebraska; her son Bryan (Suzie) Petty of Westport; her sister – Tammi (Wade) Ryle of Greensburg; three grandchildren – Sydney Petty, Trenton Petty and Bennett Petty; and her great granddaughter Lyla. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Cheryl had many health problems throughout her life, but did work for DSI after her husband passed away as a support staff, which brought her much joy. She loved all animals, especially her dogs and cats. A private burial will be held at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 2100 Midway Street Columbus, IN 47201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.

  • FAMILY

  • James Thomas Bennett, Father (deceased)
  • Marjorie Frances (Headlee) Bennett, Mother (deceased)
  • Marvin JR Petty, Husband (deceased)
  • Sherri Petty, Daughter
  • Bryan (Suzie) Petty, Son
  • Sydney Petty, Grandchild
  • Trenton Petty, Grandchild
  • Bennett Petty, Grandchild
  • Tammi (Wade) Ryle, Sister
  • Cheryl is also survived by her great granddaughter Lyla.

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  • DONATIONS

  • Columbus Transitional Care and Rehabilitation

Services

  • Private Burial

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Memories

Cheryl E. Petty

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James Schilling

May 12, 2020

I remember sitting with Cheryl and talking with her about all the angst and misunderstandings I had as a teenager.
She was always positive, always listened, and always offered the best advice.
She will be sorely missed.

Vicky Vallieres

May 6, 2020

She was like a second Mom to my son Jimm Schilling for which I am grateful. She had a loving heart. My sincere sympathy to her children and grandkids.


Budd, June Ryle and Family

May 5, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy at this very difficult time for all the family. Cheryl is reunited with Junior and her parents walking the streets of gold with our Heavenly Father. May our Almighty God wrap his loving arms around all of you. Love, hugs and prayers. 🙏

Barbara Eades

May 5, 2020

I remember Mrs. Cheryl Petty as the most loving and cheerful lady who loved with every inch of her soul💕 Sherry Petty, you were her world❤️ I remember when we used to go visit her in Columbus, those were the greatest of days! She will be missed so very much!💕

Diane Hargitt

May 5, 2020

Cheryl was in my class in High School. I remember her husband too. I liked them both. Nice people.

Barb Nelson

May 5, 2020

I met Cheryl at Columbus Transitional when my dad was there. She was such a lovely, sweet lady and I enjoyed the conversations I had with her. She was very proud of all her family. I am sorry for your loss.

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