Betty Lou Pettigrew, age 87, passed away at Hazel Findlay Country Manor on Sunday December 8, 2019. She was born on October 5, 1932 in Shiawassee County the daughter of Donald B. and Ruby E. (Darling) Taylor. Betty graduated from Ovid High School with the class of 1950 and on April 7, 1951 she married Gene Pettigrew. He passed away in 2001. She worked for several small businesses over the years as a bookkeeper and served as Greenbush Township Clerk from 1978 to 2010. Betty was a great pie and jam maker, loved quilting and embroidery work, but especially loved her family and grandchildren. Betty is survived by her children, daughter Shirley Eldridge, sons Curt (Kathy) Pettigrew, Bob (Linda) Pettigrew and daughter in law, Paula Pettigrew all of St. Johns. She has 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Siblings are Barbara Stewart, Lois Wadsworth, Linda White, Robert (Sharon) Taylor, Richard (Sandy) Taylor, Gordon (Kathy) Taylor, Don Taylor and Dennis (Beth) Taylor. She was preceded in death by son Michael, son in law Kenneth Eldridge, sister, Donna Dumond and brother James Taylor. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. at the Columbian Hall (formerly the Knight of Columbus Hall) with a light dinner following. Memorial contributions may be made to The Basic Needs Store in St. Johns, Hazel Findlay Country Manor or the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangement are entrusted to Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns, MI.
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