Eldena M. Petry, 95, Jasper

EldenaEldena M. Petry, 95, Jasper, died at 11:10 p.m. Monday (May 6) at Brookside Village Senior Living Community in Jasper. She was born January 12, 1918, to Thomas and Effie (Frank) Baker. She married Raymond L. “Peach” Petry on Aug. 16, 1938, in Christ Lutheran Church in Haysville. He died December 4, 2005.

Surviving are one daughter, Della Rae Skaggs and husband Bill, Jasper; two sons, Bill Petry and wife Donna, Washington and Gary Petry and wife Sherry, Jasper; one sister, Lucille Rudolph, Jasper; a niece whom Mr. and Mrs. Petry raised, Becky Buse and husband Ervin of Terre Haute; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Lavella Baker, Anita Hoffman and Mabel Egg, and two brothers, Milfred and Lowell Baker.

Mrs. Petry was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and its women’s group and the Haysville Senior Citizens Club. She was a seamstress and sewed quilts for Christ Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing cards and watching Indiana University basketball.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday in Christ Lutheran Church. Pastor Timothy Kraemer will officiate. Burial will be in Community Cemetery in Haysville.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Becher and Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church Outdoor Sign Fund or a favorite charity.

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