Ella Belle Pettengill, 81, of Beaconsfield, formerly of La Porte City, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. She was born July 19, 1933, in Davis City, Iowa, the daughter of Jesse James and Roberta (Dunbar) Burrell. She married LeMar F. Pettengill on June 20, 1949, in Knoxville; he preceded her in death on February 26, 2012.
Ella and LeMar owned and operated LeMar’s Welding & Repair for over 40 years, retiring in 1996. After their retirement they moved to Beaconsfield. She enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida with LeMar, spending time with her family and her dog Spike, her flowers and going to lunch with Connie.
She is survived by four sons: Chris (Bridget) of Goodyear, AZ, Galen (Bobbie) & Raymond all of La Porte City, Ron of Logansport, IN; two daughters, Connie (Mike) Neessen of Beaconsfield, Sis (Rob) Leeper of Eunice, NM; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one sister, Jenny Gray of Evansdale.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; three brothers, Ovid, Jim and Francis Burrell and her dog Spike.
A private family graveside inurnment will be held in the West View Cemetery in La Porte City.
Memorials may be sent to the family at 1617 Washington St. Beaconsfield, Iowa 50074.
La Porte City Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.