Phyllis Mae (Harms) Pettit, 87, North Manchester, passed away October 13, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. On February 2, 1933, Phyllis was born in North Manchester, to Herman and Elvah (Bolinger) Harms.
Phyllis graduated from Central High School in 1951 and then from Manchester College in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She married William Pettit on June 24, 1956 and were wed for thirty eight years. After marrying, the two moved to Iola, Wisconsin for 33 years then returning to the North Manchester area. Phyllis had a lifelong passion for art and taught at Angola Junior High for several years. She enjoyed being outside in her garden and doing arts and crafts. She was a member of the Manchester University Community Club and the Manchester Church of the Brethren. Phyllis will be missed by her two cats, Tybalt and Montague.
The loving memory of Phyllis Mae (Harms) Pettit will be forever cherished by her daughters, Leslie Pettit, North Manchester and Renee Schowengerdt, McPherson, Kansas; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Jeffrey A. Pettit, who passed away on August 20, 2017, and one sister, DeLores L. Royer.
No services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
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