But it did not stop Pettit, who was raised during the Depression.
“She had a lot of stress,” Munson said. “Her brother was killed, then she was divorced and left alone with five little kids. My mom had a lot of struggle. She always looked to the bright side of it. She always could find something good in everything.”
In 1951, she married George Pettit and added two more kids. George died in 1992.
A school teacher at four grade schools over a 30-year career, she stayed active in retirement by being a sub for another 10 years and reading