Nancy L Petro

July 13, 1937June 13, 2013

Nancy R. Petro, 75, of Liberty died on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Nancy was born in Muncie, July 13, 1937, to David J. and Ruth Harris Ross. After graduating from Short High School in Liberty, she continued her education at Indiana University earning a B.A. Degree in Social Work. On August 3, 1956, she married Jerald Petro at the Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church. Nancy had spent 10 years working in the United Methodist Preschool and worked as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, but was primarily a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, reading, riding motorcycles, and fishing. The greatest love of her life was spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. Nancy is survived by her three children and their spouses: Jerald D. “Pete” Petro, II and Rhonda of Liberty; Becky L. McNabb and John of Clayton; Jeff Petro and Lori of Fort Wayne; two brothers: David J. Ross and Jane of Overland Park, KS and Dudley Ross and partner Charles “Bud” of Cincinnati, OH.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years on March 25, 2013; and an infant son, Michael Wayne Petro on December 31, 1958. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 17 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, with Rev. Scott Bell of Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Monday till time of service where memorial contributions may be made to Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to


  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Funeral Monday, June 17, 2013

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Kelli Klein Thompson

August 16, 2013

I have such fond memories of being invited over to Nancy's house to bake cookies when I was a child. I will always remember her sweet smile.

Patty Neal

June 20, 2013

Becky, Pete and Jeff,
Your mother was a beautiful lady, both inside and out. I truly enjoyed spending time with both your Mom and Dad. Nancy's smile could light up the room. While Jerry's story telling abilities were one of kind. My Mom and Dad could not have had any better friends. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

John Hasler

June 20, 2013

With regrets to the Petro family upon the loss of Nancy, a kind and caring woman,former classmate, and long-ago friend.

Bill and Debbie Collett

June 16, 2013

To the Petro family, May God give you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Nancy will greatly missed God Bless you all. Bill and Debbie Collett

James Miles

June 16, 2013

Friends - Thinking of all of you during this time of sadness. I always enjoyed visiting with Nancy & Jerry and held both of them in the highest of regard. My sympathies.

Donna Pohlar

June 15, 2013

I know that God received another special angel up in heaven! Nancy was so kind and she will be missed. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and give you His peace. God bless.