Keith Ray Pettibon, of rural Nevada, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Mercy Hospital, in Fort Scott, Kan.
Keith was a corporal in the Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. He was employed at Beech Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., for 20 years as an engineer. He later moved to Nevada, where he farmed for 35 years and also worked at 3M for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife Frieda, five children Joy, Bruce, Stephen, Loretta and Luanne; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel on Monday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., with visitation an hour prior. Burial will follow at the Deerfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis foundation or the American Heart Association in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 894 Nevada, MO, 64772.