Dateline: December 23, 2004


Funeral services for Elsie Irene Bodkin Petty, age 91, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2004, in the Olton Cemetery with Rev. Sharon Wiese, Pastor of the Olton First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Petty died Sunday, December 19, 2004.  She was born October 16, 1913, in Maud, Oklahoma, and was a resident of Olton before moving to Hedley 18 years ago. 

She married Charles Weldon Petty on June 13, 1959, at Vernon.  She was a homemaker and was a Nazarene.

She was preceded in death by her husband on November 3, 2004, by a daughter, Wanda Katherine Slover, and by a brother, Wilton Bodkin.

Survivors include a son, Harold Gordon and wife Jan of Trapper Creek, Alaska; a brother, Leroy Bodkin and wife Evelyn of Hereford; a niece, Meredith Long of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Memphis Convalescent Center, Memphis, Texas 79245.

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