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Mother of Donna Petty ’68, Barbara Petty ’69, Alice Petty ’75, Lori Petty ’78 passed away.

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 20, 2017

Phyllis J. Petty Obituary

Phyllis J. Petty, age 88, went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2017. She was born on June 26, 1928, in
Dayton, Ohio.  Phyl was dedicated to her Catholic faith throughout her life, which also greatly influenced her family. She was a leader in the early Catholic Charismatic Movement. She volunteered for numerous nursing homes, playing the dulcimer, being a Eucharistic minister and praying with the residents. Phyl was instrumental in the establishment and growth of Heartbeat of Toledo. She loved traveling around Ohio with her husband, Jim, visiting State Parks, Amish Country and walking trails. Phyl was kind and generous and opened her heart and home to all. She devoted her life to being a nurturing wife, mother and grandmother.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 67 years, Jim, past-president of People’s Savings and Charter One Bank; children, Donna (John) Danekind, Barbara (Ron) Cochrane, James (Maria) Petty, Alice (Steve) Bruhn and Lori (Michael) Miller; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive guests from 3-7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). The Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Heartbeat of Toledo, 4041 W. Sylvania, OH 43623.
To leave condolences for Phyl’s Family, please visit:
As published in The Blade

Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 25, 2017– See more at:


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