V. Lisette (Baugher) Pettit

May 8, 2013 

V. Lisette (Baugher) Pettit

V. Lisette (Baugher) Pettit went home to her Lord on May 4, 2013 at Village Hospice in Lee’s Summit after fighting a long battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1928 to Warren Durant and Ethel May (Kilburn) Baugher in rural Grundy County, Mo and graduated from Galt High School, Galt, Mo. Lisette was married to Donald L. Pettit on Sept.14, 1945 and they raised four children. They lived in and around Kansas City since 1951 making their final home on a farm in Lone Jack, Mo.

Lisette was a member of Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church.

Beloved by husband, family and friends, she balanced working, family and church always active n her children’s activities at school, church and extracurricular. She worked as a secretary at American War Dads, Bevron Publishing, Swope Park Methodist Church, and Calvin Productions before working for the IRS as a tax examiner from which she retired in 1993.

Lisette was an accomplished musician playing the piano and organ until April 9 when she went to the hospital. She had been an accompanist at church and other factions since she was 11 years old. It brought her peace to play. She tried to impart her love of music to her children through instrumental and singing, but the only thing that took was singing. Lisette also was an avid quilt make. She made quilts of all styles and colors for each of her grandchildren and others. She also enjoyed cooking, canning and gardening. Her Gooseberry pies were a favorite at church auctions.

Lisette was the youngest of nine children and was preceded in death by all her siblings.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Donald L. Pettit of the home; four children, Donald W. Pettit and wife Cheryl of Simpsonville, SC, Cheryl Ann Bates of Lone Jack, Mo., Thomas R. Pettit and his wife, Becky of Lone Jack, Mo, and Ricky L. Pettit of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on May 9 at the Lake Lotawana Community United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. on May 8 at the church, 28901 Colbern Road, Lake Lotawana, Mo. Graveside services will follow at Berry Cemetery located in Myers Township north of Galt, Mo., off Route J at about 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers have been suggested to either the Lake Lotawana Community Methodist Church or the Rheumatoid Arthritis Association.

These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.

(Arrangements: Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home, 813 Custer, Trenton, MO, 64683.)

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