Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

November 20, 2012

Mary Patricia Petrie, 90

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Mary Patricia Petrie, 90, of Indianapolis, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at her residence.

She was born March 21, 1922 in Greensburg. She was the daughter of Frank W. and Gladys M. (Welch) Shaw and the granddaughter of Frank and Mary Elizabeth Welch of Westport.

She had been a former Bedford resident. After retiring from her nursing career, Mary and her husband moved to Ft. Meyers, Fla. where they enjoyed many years with family and friends.

Mary returned to Indiana after her husband’s death, living near her children.

She was a member of First Christian Church of Bedford and was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening. She married Lewis M. Petrie in Westport Jan. 7, 1951 and he preceded her in death June 1, 1991.

Survivors include her daughters, Kathy (Steve) Reckelhoff of Smiths Station, Ala. and Cindy (David) Williams of Dover, Mass.; her son, Bill (Karen) Petrie of Lebanon; her grandchildren, Sally Troutman of Ft. Wright, Ky., Emily Williams of Philadelphia, Penn., Bailey Dennis of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and McKenzie Petrie of Lebanon; and her great-grandchild Paxton Dennis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband and brother, William G. Shaw.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport, Pastor Mike Bartlett officiating.

Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from noon until time of service at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at