Michelle Lynn Kumbera was born December 24, 1969 at Red Cloud, Nebraska to Cathy Gates Anderson and Gerald “Andy” Anderson. She was later adopted by David Pettit. Michelle attended schools in Burr Oak, Kansas, Superior, Nebraska and finished her final three years of high school in Belleville, Kansas. Michelle loved the out of doors and all those interesting activities that involved all things nature especially fishing. Her fondness for animals of all types through the years gave her great pleasure. Through the years Michelle worked as a CNA and loved taking care of her elderly patients. She made her home in Garfield, Arkansas. After battling pancreatic cancer, yet attaining her 50th birthday, Michelle passed from this life Friday, December 27, 2019 in Bentonville, Arkansas with fiancée Jake Rhodes by her side. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and adoptive father David Pettit. Michelle was also preceded in death by her aunt Lorie Waugh, who passed away at age 50, due to pancreatic cancer. She will be forever remembered by her mother Cathy Chase (Kent), Republic, Kansas; sons Harlan Randy DalBianco, Rogers, Arkansas and Joshua Thomas Mason (fiancée’ Josie Brimmer), Marshalltown, Iowa; grandchildren Leela Shae Mason and Theodore Thomas Mason; sister Dawn Morley (Dan), Belleville, Kansas; brother Cory Pettit, Clay Center, Kansas; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; other family and friends.
A Celebration of Her Life will be 11:00am Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the United Methodist Church, Republic, Kansas with Pastor Lance Rundus officiating. Family inurnment in Burr Oak Cemetery will be at a later time. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Cathy Chase. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas assisted Michelle’s family with these arrangements.
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