Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home and Crematory
Marguerite Elizabeth Petefish
(September 29, 1919 - April 25, 2012)
Marguerite Elizabeth Petefish (Foster), 92, passed away Wednesday April 25th, 2012, in Scottsdale, AZ. She had suffered from breast cancer for over two years.
She was born on August 29, 1919, in Jacksonville to Frank R. and Ella E. Strawn Foster. Marguerite was the youngest of their three children, surviving both her brother Robert and sister Madeline.
She was raised on the family farm north of Alexander. She graduated from Jacksonville High School in the class of 1937. It was there where she met her first husband, Paul Garrett Ogle. After high school, she began study at MacMurray College and graduated with a teaching degree. In 1942 she and Paul were married. Their son, Paul W. Ogle, was born in February 1945. Paul G. Ogle was killed on Okinawa six weeks later on April 13th, 1945.
Marguerite then spent the next 5 years raising Paul and starting her teaching career until her marriage to R. Wesley Petefish. Together they raised Paul on the Alexander family farm while she taught school first at Alexander, then Nortonville, and finally for 20 years in Ashland. During these years they were active in the Berea Christian Church.
In 1978 Marguerite and Wesley retired and moved to Scottsdale, AZ. From there they lived out a comfortable retirement enjoying their family and friends. Wesley, her husband of 43 years, died in 1994. Marguerite remained active in the 1st Christian Church of Scottsdale and continued another 19 years.
Marguerite is survived by her son, Paul W. Ogle of Conifer, CO, her grandson Darren C. (Dawn) Ogle of Lakewood, CO, and granddaughter Dawn A.F. (Scott) Livingston of Seattle, WA, and her five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Arcadia Cemetery. The family will meet friends 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Berea Christian Church or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com.