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Alice Pettijohn

July 26, 1926 — April 14, 2021


Alice L. Pettijohn, 94, of Stow, OH, formerly of Van Wert, passed away at 10:00 AM on April 14, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. She was born on July 26, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late Alfred A. and Emmy C. (Lieke) Turner.

On November 30, 1946 in Detroit, MI, Alice married the love of her life, Richard R. Pettijohn. Together, they shared many years of memories.

Alice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker who enjoyed visits with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was the Administrative Secretary for the Van Wert Mayor's office for 28 years, retiring in 1988.

Alice also enjoyed many years of traveling to most of the USA, including Hawaii, as well as to Germany, Austria, France, England, Aruba, and Canada. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan and also enjoyed sewing, embroidery, bead work, quilting, and reading.

Alice was a Past President and life member of the American Legion, Van Wert Post, for 50 plus years, a member of Eight & Forty, now of Wood County, Chapeau Passe, VFW Auxiliary, Van Wert, Ohio, and a life member of the Van Wert Womens Club.

Surviving are her children: Michael J. Pettijohn of Richfield, OH; J. Alan Pettijohn of Southampton, NY; Susan (Rick) Barnett of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; brother, Alfred A Turner of Bonita Springs, FL; grandsons: Richard J. (Erin) Barnett of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Jeffery J. Barnett of Ellwood City, PA; Josh Pettijohn of New York City, NY; great grandchildren: Kearan Barnett, Teagan Barnett, Shannan Barnett, Jameson Barnett, Kali Barnett and Kaci Barnett.

In addition to her parents, Alice was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard and her sisters: Olive A. Abler and Lorraine C. Rogers.

Alice will be interred beside her husband in Woodland Cemetery during a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Alice`s memory may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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