Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Noris Edward Petot, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, March 24, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.

He was born Dec. 15, 1922, in St. Louis, the son of Edward William and Mary Elizabeth (Keckenkamp) Petot, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

He received his education in St. Louis, where he graduated from St. Mary's. On Feb. 16, 1943, he entered the United States Navy and served his country until Feb. 11, 1949. He earned several campaign medals, including the Philippine Liberation, Asiatic Pacific and European African. in 1989, he retired and moved to Shell Knob to make his home. He was a member of the Catholic church in Aurora.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday in Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Father Mike Boehm will conduct the services.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

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