Martha Elizabeth Petty

Martha Elizabeth Petty of Waco passed away June 3, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A private memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 7 at the Lake Shore Funeral Home with Rev. Don McNeely officiating. Mrs. Helen McNeely gave the inspirational message. Rev. Lyndon Petty and Mark Scott participated in the service.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Petty of Waco; daughter, Kristin Green and husband Jim; grandsons, Jonah and Crew, all of Idabel, Oklahoma; son, John David Shockley of Dallas; sister, Mary Pedersen or Oregon City, Oregon; stepson, Derek Petty of Saint Augustine, Florida and other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She loved her family and friends. Martha was known by many for her love of nature, gardening and animals. She never met a stranger and was genuinely interested in everyone she met. She will be always remembered for her warm and caring manner,

A special thanks goes to the Providence Hospice staff during this trying time. Their care and loving manner is deeply appreciated.

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  1. Amy Kahle Hafele

    I will never forget the guidance and love that Martha showed me as a child growing up. She opened up her home to me as a second home, and was always there for me with her giving spirit when I needed her. My thoughts and prayers are with Kristin and David during this time. Love, Amy

  2. Bettye Jo Bjorklund

    Martha will forever be in my memory as the most gracious hostess & friendliest woman I have known. She was a treasure & will be missed.

  3. Martha was such a wonderful, beautiful person…I love her and miss her…

  4. May there be comfort to her family.

    Love & Peace

  5. Hi MiMi its your grandson. Im writing a thought about you. I loved you so much I didn’t want you to go. My question is God why did she have to go? That’s my thought. I hope your happy up there in the sky. Im gonna get a locket and put your ashes in it. Love you forever.

  6. I will always remember Martha with a smile. She was so kind to me growing up. I loved spending time at her house, surrounded by her fabulous decor and entertained by her generous spirit. Her daughter, Kristin is a testament to her strength, Martha raised a beautiful woman. I am so blessed to have known her.
    Rest in Peace & Much love,
    Kara Young Snowden

  7. Mom… I will always love you and miss you so much. My heart aches for u with every breath I take. You were the most wonderful fun and caring person I knew. I am proud to call you my Mom and best friend… Love always and u will forever live in my heart.

  8. Linda Greenway & Pete Wilhelm

    Dearest Martha, we will never forget some of the best times of our lives with you…. our laughs, our adventures, our murder mystery events, the Redskins vs. Dallas, our meals, or laughs, especially when Zephyr decided to bite Pete on the nose………. You will always be a cherished friend and never forgotten

  9. Sherry & Carl Nilsson

    Many fond memories of Martha and family back in Lakewood days. Condolences from our family.

  10. The Tibbs Family

    Praying for your family at this time. We pray for strength, comfort and peace in your hearts. We can rejoice in God’s promise of seeing our loved ones again someday and living for eternity with them and our Lord. May God richly bless each of you

  11. Tom & Nancy Aldinger
  12. Martha was such an outgoing, classy lady. Everyone loved her. The neighborhood will be lost without her. First, it was Savanah, now Martha. Martha would always walk Savanah (Golden Retriever) around the neighborhood. We were neighbors for over 15 years. Now, Larry will have to "carry the torch" and keep the "candle burning" by walking the new puppy, Dakota in the footsteps of Martha and Savanah. All the neighbors will miss them both. Your in our prayers.

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