Jean Pettit

Jean Pettit, 79, of Carlinville, passed away Monday morning, June 8, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Chesterfield.   

Jean was born at home Sept. 17, 1940 to Thomas and Margie (Whalen) Caufield in Girard.

On Feb. 18, 1955, Jean married Perry Pettit in St. Charles, Mo. Jean began working as a clerk at the A&P Grocery store in Carlinville, later at Tri-City Grocery and the IGA Grocery stores in Carlinville.  Later she was the manager at Sav-Mor in Carlinville, and then finished her career as a clerk at  Roger’s True Value for over ten years. She enjoyed bowling, cooking and baking. Jean was known for her vegetable soup and was said to make the best dressing. Jean loved the Christmas season, and would always have a present for everyone.  She was an avid animal lover and had two Persian cats, Casper and Little Rascal. She also had a Scottish Terrier, Bumper, who held a special place in her heart.  Mostly, Jean loved being with her girls, grandkids and great-grandkids. After 64 years of marriage, she was still the president of the “Perry Pettit Club,” and was proud of the title.

Jean is survived by her husband, Perry; two daughters, Glenda Pettit of Virden, and Lisa (Randy) Miller of Chesterfield; three granddaughters, Jenna Storey, Kelsey McKinney and Frankie (Shawn) Glover; grandson, Tommy (Bridget) Miller; two great-granddaughters, Rylee  Storey and Alexis McKinney; three great-grandsons, Beau Miller, Scout Miller and Jack Glover; sister, Patricia (Alan) Shears of Divernon; several nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Margie Caufield and her sister, Delores Whitley.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Carlinville First, Carlinville.

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church, with Rev. Steve Schmidt and Rev. Paul Hinzman officiating.

Burial will take place in the Prairie  Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Macoupin County Animal Shelter or Carlinville First Church.

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