Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Mildred Petty
February 10, 2004
Petty, Mildred Massangale
Mildred Massengale Petty, 94 of Cameron died Tuesday, February 10, 2004 in a Cameron nursing facility. Graveside services will be held 11:00am Saturday, February 14, 2004 at Sharp Cemetery. Mildred Massengale Petty was born to H.W. and Ethel Nabours Massengale October 30, 1910 in Maysfield, TX. She attended local public schools, graduating from Yoe High School in 1927. She started her teaching career at eighteen in Maysfield. At that time, teachers received temporary certificates teaching in the winter and going to school in the summer. She received both Bachelors and Masters of Education Degree from Southwest Texas University at San Marcos. Her entire teaching career of 42 years was spent in Milam County, at Maysfield, Sharp, and Rockdale. On June 5, 1938 she was married to Lannis Petty and spent the next 54 years at Sharp. There, she was active in community affairs and was an elder in the Sharp Presbyterian Church. She was mother to Rebecca Sue Simmers who also preceded her in death, as did her husband Lannis Petty. She is survived by her granddaughter Rebecca Ruth Simmers; a brother, Colonel Hebert Massengale; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Buck.
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Cameron Herald, Thur., 19 Feb 2004

Mildred Massengale Petty, 94, of Cameron died Feb. 10 in a Cameron nursing facility. Mac Adams and Bill Fulton officiated at a graveside service Feb. 14 at Sharp Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 30, 1910 in Maysfield to H.W. and Ethel (Nabours) Massengale. She attended local public schools, graduating from C.H. Yoe High School in 1927.

At age 18, she began her teaching career at Maysfield back when teachers could receive temporary teaching certificates in the winter and go to school in the summer. She received both a bachelors and masters degrees from Southwest Texas University at San Marcos. She taught for 42 years, all in Milam County at Maysfield, Sharp and Rockdale.

On June 5, 1938, she married Lannis Petty and spent the next 54 years at Sharp. There she was active in community affairs and was an elder in the Sharp Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter Rebecca Sue Simmers.

She is survived by her granddaughter Rebecca Ruth Simmers; brother Col. Herbert Massengale; and sister Mary Buck.
Mildred Petty