Archive for Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Obituary: Marguerite May Pettengill


October 26, 2005

Memorial services for Marguerite May Pettengill, 92, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Westside Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mrs. Pettengill died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence.

She was born Aug. 15, 1913, in rural Leavenworth County, the daughter of Herbert and Clara May Green Nunemaker. She was a 1931 graduate of Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence.

Mrs. Pettengill was a bookkeeper for Pettengill Refrigeration and had clerked at Gobles Grocery Store. She also taught school in Douglas County and in surrounding rural areas.

She was a member of Westside Presbyterian Church, Dorcas Circle and Church Women United. She was a volunteer at Lawrence Interdenominational Nutritional Kitchen and at Headstart. She had been a nursery attendant for the church for many years.

She married Nathan Walter Pettengill on June 5, 1937, in Leavenworth County. He died earlier.

Survivors include a son, Glenn Pettengill, Grand Haven, Mich.; three daughters, Patricia Neil, Mount Shasta, Calif., Sharon Abram, McLouth, and Denise Pettengill, Lawrence; a brother, Herbert Nunemaker, Topeka; a sister, Dorothy Norris, Independence, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Resident Council Fund for Employee Appreciation at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, Westside Presbyterian Church or Hospice Care of Douglas County, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence 66044.

E-mail condolences can be sent to, subject: Pettengill.

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