Poppy-Kate Adrienne Petty, beloved infant daughter of Robert “Bob” A. Petty Jr. and Adrienne “Dee Dee” J. (Titus) Petty of Pendleton, was born on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 8:27 AM at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, Indianapolis. She was kissed, cuddled and told ‘I love you’ countless times by family and close friends, gripping her mommy’s finger and snuggling with her daddy, until she passed gently into the arms of Jesus at 10:57 AM. Although tiny and frail, Poppy-Kate glowed beauty and courage and illuminated the preciousness of life and hope of life eternal.
Poppy-Kate is survived by her parents; her sister, Becca R. Petty; brother, Izaak A. Petty; grandparents, Steve and Debbie Titus of Pendleton, Tammy Johnson and Ken Shoup of Kokomo, Bob and Yvonne Petty of Kokomo, and Darlene Petty of Shepherd, Mich.; great-grandparents, Jim and Judy Hill of Kokomo, Leland Shattuck of Shepherd, Mich. and Gene and Geneva Petty of New Castle; aunts and uncles, Ian Titus and Jenny Parker of Franklin, Tenn., Kate Toney of Kokomo, Brandon Titus of Pendleton, Joe and Jessica Petty of Kokomo, Dale and Kay Beard of Shepherd, Mich., Crystal Beard of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Aaron and Jennifer Maple of Martinsville, Shawn Petty of Chicago and Matt Petty of Kokomo and many loving cousins and extended family and friends.
Poppy-Kate was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Robert and Patricia Johnson, Gilbert and Gertrude Titus, and Marlyn Shattuck.
A special thank you is extended to the staff at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital for the incredible care provided to Poppy-Kate and the entire family. Also, many thanks to Pastor Jay Harvey of Pendleton Christian Church who baptized and dedicated Poppy-Kate on this cherished day.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Pendleton Christian Church, 1170 S. Pendleton Ave., Pendleton, IN. Following the service, a balloon release will be held in Poppy-Kate’s honor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IMAGINE IF, a free faith-based after school program serving South Madison Community Schools. Envelopes will be available at the church.