Annabell Petro, age 82, a life long resident of Elwood, passed away on Monday December 14, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Elwood on June 10, 1938, to the late Harold and Marie (Kelsey) Arnold.
On January 26, 1977, she married Robert J. Petro and they shared 28 years of marriage together.
Annabell was a 1956 graduate of Wendell L. Willkie High School. She retired in 1995, from Delco Electronics after 30 years of service. Annabell loved seeing her grandchildren, playing Bingo and going to the casino with her friends and sister.
Annabell is survived by two daughters, Laurie (Mark) Benefiel of Anderson and Leslie Deitchman of Fishers, one son, Nick (Marckel) Long of Greentown, four step children, Mike Petro, Sherri (Alan) Carr, Stacy (Brian) Hall, and John (Chandra) Petro, grandchildren, Lindsey Epperson, Justin Benefiel, Kelly (Rob) Stahly, Kyle (Amy) Deitchman, Joe Deitchman, Jenny Deitchman, Eric (Hillary) Deitchman, Ashley (Tracer) Towner, Zach Long, step grandchildren, Wade (Danielle) Petro, Whitney (Billy) Grinstead, and Kylee Grinstead, great grandchildren, Brinkley, Mason & Kambry Epperson, Lexi & Silerlynn Benefiel, Taylor Drake, Grace & Wesley Stahly, Reese & Jacob Deitchman, Davis Walker, Bennett, Philip & Mae Deitchman, Ella Rogers, Jace & Deegan Towner, Zahara Long, step great grandchildren, Ellie & Max Petro, and Camden, Hagen, and Tinley Grinstead,one sister, Esteleen Burdsall of Elwood, several nieces & nephews.
Annabell was preceded in death by her parents, Harold & Marie Arnold, husband, Robert J. Petro, three brothers, Phil Arnold, Jimmy Arnold and Jerry Arnold, and three sisters, Delores Wallace, Bea Martz and Liz Heflin.
Funeral service celebrating Annabell life will be at 1:00 pm Friday, December 18, 2020, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, in Elwood with her two grandsons Kyle & Eric Deitchman officiating. Burial will follow in Thrailkill Cemetery north of Swayzee, IN.
Visitation will be Friday, December 18, 2020, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson Street, Elwood, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the George Morrisett Food Pantry.
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