Ethel Pettit Ives, 101, of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
She was born in Fair Haven, a daughter to the late Vernon and Nora Baggs Pettit.
She lived all her life in Sterling and graduated from Fair Haven High School. She had worked for Comstock Foods in Red Creek and then for Sterling Co-op.
She had her own roadside stand in front of her home where she sold fruits, vegetables, flowers and rabbits.
She was a member of the Sterling Historical Society and was a member of the former Fair Haven Grange. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her friends, cats and family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Ives, who died in 1967; three brothers, Carl Pettit, Earl Pettit, Sr. and Alvah Pettit; and a sister, Edith Wright.
She is survived by a son, Ed (Fran) Ives; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours and services were held Friday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. The Rev. Gordon Wendell officiated. Burial was in Sterling Center Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Oswego County Humane Society, 265 West First St., Oswego, NY 13126.