Ila Margaret Petty, 72, of Sandyville passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Jackson General Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born July 16, 1944 at Sandyville, WV a daughter of the late Harley and Velma Morgan Petty. She was a homemaker who had a passion for fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years John Petty; sons Lee Petty (Angie) of Sandyville and Frankie Slusher of Wood County; brother Ed Dillon of Sandyville; sisters Gail Riffle of Ravenswood and Christine Lane (Harry) of Sandyville; half sister Audrey Fisher of Sandyville; grandchildren Josh Border (Tami), Amanda Border (David), and Tweetle Barker (Zach); great-grandchildren Issiah Border, Easton Border, Caleb Lane, Ethan Lane, Emma Barker, and one on the way; She is also survived by friend Ralph Bowling.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Online memories and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting