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Merle Junior Pettijohn, 87, of Terre Haute passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 in Signature Healthcare. He was born March 9, 1930 in Gosport, IN to Merle Pettijohn and Edna Coffee Pettijohn. Merle was a printer with the Terre Haute Tribune Star for 40 years.
Survivors include a son, Kerry Pettijohn of Sullivan, IN; a daughter, Sherri Foegley (Dave) of Fishers, IN; brother, Marion Pettijohn (Freida); daughter-in-law, Colleen Spice; nine grandchildren, PJ Pettijohn (Esmerelda), Shaine Pettijohn (Elizabeth), Leslie Hobbs (Davie), Heather Johnson (Sam), Kerri Price (Kevin), Kyle Pettijohn (Amber), Amanda DeSchepper (Nick), Jordan Anderson (Braden) and Nathan Foegley; nineteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Pettijohn; his parents; sons, Larry Pettijohn and Jerry Pettijohn; and brother, Don Pettijohn.
Merle was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and the Printers Union.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street, with Pastor Rick Swan and Pastor Dennis Ticen officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 7, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Funeral information may also be found at:
Published on March 5, 2018
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