Alice Myers Petry, 100

Alice Ann Myers Petry, 100, Wabash, died at 6:35 p.m., Thursday, July 18, at Bickford Cottage, Wabash.  She was born July 17, 1913 in Wabash to Henry and Rosa (Hipskind) Stouffer.

She was a 1931 Linlawn High School graduate and attended International Business College in Fort Wayne.  She first married Jay B. Myers on Sept. 29, 1935 in Wabash; he died March 6, 1973.  She then married Stewart Petry in Roann, on May 3, 1975; he died Dec. 5, 1999.  Alice worked at Wabash Magnetics for 20 years.  She was a member of the Roann Christian Church and was a long-time volunteer at Wabash County Hospital.  She enjoyed reading poetry, gardening, and working crossword puzzles.  As per Alice's request, everyone is to wear bright colors to celebrate her life.

She is survived by five children, Anne (James) Bell, Roann, Peggy (Larry) Horine, Urbana, Max (Caroline Kay) Myers, Akron, Ken Myers, Indianapolis, and Lee (Donna) Myers, Roann; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and six great great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elizabeth Miller, Wabash, Frances Stewart, Monon, Ind., and Ruth Barnett, North Manchester; and sister-in-law, Alice Stouffer, Wabash.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Katherine Vrooman, and two brothers, Joseph and Robert Stouffer, stepson, James Petry, and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Dave Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Monday, July 22 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Hospital Foundation.

The memorial guest book for Alice may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jul 22