Miss Blanche V. Pettibone, for 36 years a teacher in schools in the Greater Cleveland area, died yesterday in Lakewood Hospital.
Miss Pettibone's teaching career here began in 1919 in the Lakewood schools. Later she entered the employ of the Cleveland Board of Education. She taught at numerous schools, retiring in 1951. Her earlier teaching was at Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y., and in Pittsburge.
Born in North Girard, Pa., Miss Pettibone obtained a Bachelor-of-Science degree at Columbia University. She later took postgraduate work at Cleveland College and special work at Chautauqua, N.Y.
Miss Pettibone was for many years a member of Old Stone Church and a leader in its educational work. She was a member of Lakewood Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving her are her father, Charles Cross, 101 years old, of Titusville, Pa.; a brother, Charles Cross of Erie, Pa., and three sisters, Miss Maude E. Pettibone and Mrs. Jessie T. Mohring, both of Lakewood and Mrs. Ida May Hunt of Brockport, N.Y. Her home was at 1387 Cranford Avenue, Lakewood.
Services will be at 8p.m. tomorrow in the Klanke Funeral Home, 12629 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood. Later services and burial will be in Girard, O., Thursday.
Date posted: 2016-03-26 14:27:28