Linda Petty, 69

Linda A. Petty, 69, of Wapakoneta, and formerly of Carthage, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was born March 23, 1943, in Dayton, to Helen (Althouse) and Richard Longenecker. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Sidney. On Feb. 20, 1962, she married Tony D. Petty, and he survives in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two daughters Tammy A. Hecht, of Lima, and Kathy J. (Wayne) Ditson, of Celina; a son, Dwayne R. (Tami) Petty, of Carl Junction, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Joi (Dave) Ferckel, Perry J. (Alicia) Lighty, Lindeva M. Rosario, Tony S. (Cyndi) Lighty, Sherri A. (Tristan) Miles, Christopher R. Osborne, Ashlee Petty, and Joshua Petty; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, and three sisters.
Mrs. Petty was a 1960 graduate of Franklin Monroe High School, in Darke County. She was employed with J.C. Pennies for more than a decade. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Mo., and Delphos Baptist Church in Delphos. She enjoyed huck weaving, camping, traveling, and especially loved cooking and baking. She and her husband have traveled to all the lower 48 states and wintered in Tampa, Fla. She was always a very sociable person and never knew a stranger. For more than 30 years she fought with Multiple Sclerosis but, never let it overcome her life.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Kent Hogan officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Brookville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Northwestern Ohio Chapter in Maumee.
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