Mae Van (Craig) Petett, 90, of Tompkinsville, KY passed away Friday, November 12th, on what would have been her 66th wedding anniversary. Mae Van passed away at her home peacefully with her daughters by her side.
Mae Van was born in Monroe County, KY on October 28, 1931, a daughter of the late Amie (Proffitt) and Glen Monroe Craig.
Mae Van was a teacher for 38 years. She began her teaching career at Austin Tracy in Barren County but most of her career was spent teaching Home Economics at Tompkinsville High School. She was a member of Tompkinsville First Baptist Church.
On November 12, 1955, she married Cecil Petett, who preceded her in death on February 2, 1986.
Mae Van is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Cecilia and Jeff Stephens and
Sheila and Lenneth Bryant; 4 grandchildren, John Michael Stephens, Chris Bryant, Cecilea Hale, and husband, Jordan, and Landon Bryant, and wife, Holly, and one great granddaughter, Luna Page Bryant.
Mae Van is also survived by three sisters, Willodean Carter, of Tompkinsville, KY; Laverne Pinkley, of Tompkinsville, KY; Glenda Gregory, of Fountain Run, KY and a brother, Jimmy Craig, of Gamaliel, KY.
Other than her husband and parents she is preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Craig; and brother, Earl Lawrence Craig.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 15th at Tompkinsville First Baptist Church with burial to follow at Monroe County Memorial Lawn.
Visitation is Sunday, November 14, from 4-7 PM at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, and Monday, November 15 from 9:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM at Tompkinsville First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mae Van's memory may be made to Tompkinsville First Baptist Church Christian Life Center Fund or to the Monroe County Retired Teachers Scholarship Fund.