Marty Pettyjohn was born in Shawnee, OK, on October 9, 1944, to Lonnie Vearl and Emeline Smith. She passed away on June 20, 2023, in Oklahoma City and went to be with her Lord and Savior where she received her reward.
Marty grew up in Norman, OK, graduating from Norman High School. She attended Oklahoma Christian University. Marty met the love of her life, Robert, while visiting East Main Church of Christ. They married on February 7, 1964 and were married for 59 years.
Marty was a loving wife to Robert and loving mother to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She lived out the woman described in Proverbs 31. Marty made her home a warm and welcoming place for her family and friends. She considered all of her children’s friends part of her family.
Marty was a faithful member of the Northridge Church of Christ for 48 years where she taught children’s Sunday School. She generously supported and went on mission trips to Ecuador and Mexico. Marty loved her church family where she made many lifetime friendships.
Marty was known and loved for her kind, compassionate heart and genuine love for others. She was beautiful inside and out.
Marty was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Vearl and Emeline Smith, brother, Vearl Dean Smith, and nephew, Scott Smith.
Marty is survived by her husband, Robert Pettyjohn, of the home; son, Todd Pettyjohn of Little Rock, AR, son, Travis Pettyjohn and wife Andrea of Edmond, OK, daughter, Tiffini McLeod of Arnold, MO; granddaughter, Cynthia Seaton and husband Travis of Prague, OK; grandson, Trent Pettyjohn and wife Marianna of Prague, OK, grandson, Trevor Pettyjohn and wife Bethaney of Guthrie, OK, grandson, Miles McLeod of Arnold, MO, granddaughter, Maddie McLeod of Arnold, MO; great-granddaughters, Cassidy and Jolleen Seaton of Prague, OK; great-grandson, Tripp Pettyjohn of Prague, OK. Marty is also survived by her twin brother with whom she shared a special bond throughout their lives, Lonnie Smith and wife Jeanetta of Slaughterville, OK and sister, Barbara Meredith of Round Rock, TX.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Walker Funeral & Cremation Service in Shawnee, OK on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 6-8pm during a time of visitation. A Celebration of Life for Marty will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Northridge Church of Christ in Shawnee, OK.