Jean Pettit, 79 of Carlinville, passed away Monday morning, June 8, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Chesterfield, Illinois. Jean was born at home on September 17, 1940, to Thomas and Margie (Whalen) Caufield in Girard.
Jean married Perry Pettit in St. Charles, Missouri on February 18, 1955. She began working as a clerk at the AandP 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 sixty-four 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; and 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 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Carlinville First, Carlinville. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 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. Davis Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.