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Katherine Leverne (Petty) Greenwell
September 18, 1955 - April 16, 2017

Place of Birth: Salina, Kansas
Residence: Williston, ND
Age: 61

Katherine (Petty) Greenwell, 61, of Williston, ND, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood, MT, while visiting her son. Her funeral arrangements are with Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston.

Katherine was born September 18, 1955 in Salina, Kansas to Glen and Ruby (Lind) Petty. She was a part of a proud military family and lived many places making many friends along the way. Home finally became in Epping, North Dakota where she graduated in 1973.

Kathy met her first husband, Jim Moss while working as a desk clerk at the El Rancho Motel. She continued to work there for many years becoming the Head Bookkeeper. She then met her second husband, George Greenwell and from their marriage their son Ivan was born.

After working many years at the El Rancho her and her family moved to Oklahoma temporarily. She came back to work in Williston at the photo department in Walmart. She then moved to Ray, North Dakota to work at the Gas-n-All, while her son finished school.
Kathy moved to Epping to take care of her mother on the family farm and started work at the Select Inn. After the passing of her mother she started work at the Travel Host as a Bookkeeper/ Night Auditor until her passing.

She became a grandmother to Kirha on April 24th 2011; this was the greatest moment of Kathy’s life as her granddaughter was her pride and joy.

Her hobbies were sewing, crocheting, and needle work. She would sew outfits and make blankets for all her nieces, nephews and granddaughter Kirha.
Kathy will be greatly missed for her tremendous smile, contagious laughter, sassiness and her great appreciation of all the friends she accumulated through her life’s journey; but above all, it was her strength with her many health challenges that astounded her family and friends.

She is survived by her son Ivan (Christina), granddaughter Kirha; brothers Ivan (Kathryn) Petty, Clyde (Gail) Petty; sisters Vera (Vernon) Weiler, Ida Grotte; nieces and nephews Jeff and Serina Petty, Kristy Petty, Skyler and Nathan Petty, Clinton Grotte and Raysha Petty; several great nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, maternal, paternal grandparents, older brother Baby Petty, her first husband Jim Moss and grand niece Celeste.

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Debbie Robb (Trenton, N.D.)
Apr 17, 2017
My thoughts N prayers are with her family...She was a very kind wonderful lady....God has another beautiful lady...
Denise Long (Portland, Oregon)
Apr 17, 2017
We're so saddened to hear of Kate's passing. A friendship that started almost 40 years ago. One of my oldest best friends. We had some good times. I'm so at loss for words, we talked recently on the phone...
My heart goes out to Mr & Mrs Ivan Greenwell, Mr & Mrs Ivan Petty, Vera, Clyde, Ida, Granddaughter, and many other family and friends. We love you <3 Katie poo! When the time comes, we will be looking for you, as God has a plan, until then .......
Much love friend & Aunt Kate <3

From; Denise, Nathan & Matthew Long
Theresa
Apr 18, 2017
Sorry for your loss. She was a nice easy going person.
Crystal Johnson (Plentywood , MT)
Apr 18, 2017
We are so glad we got to meet Kate. She was so kind and truly loved her family and was so proud of them. She will be missed.
Mary Frances LaBar (Buckeye, AZ)
Apr 18, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Kate's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Grace Drum (Pueblo , Colorado )
Apr 18, 2017
I am so sad to hear Kathy passed away. She was a really good friend. We had so much fun together. A lot of special memories. Kathywas a very kind and giving person. Kathy you will be greatly missed.
Grace Drum Pueblo,Colo


Elaine Lambert
Apr 18, 2017
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all the Greenwell family. There's such a sense of helplessness when someone we love dies. I'd like to share some scriptural thoughts that really helps me. Prayer is so valuable at this time but it's not that prayer simply makes us feel better. 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us. "... power beyond what is normal ", to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. The reason we recover is because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, ".. all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out ". Jesus was referring to the resurrection, this is our hope that helps us recover and gives us power to go on. 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as,
"... the God of all comfort ". One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort (Ps.83:18) be your comfort now during this time of sorrow.
Kristi King (Williston, North Dakota)
Apr 18, 2017
I worked with Kathy at the El Rancho. She had a quick wit about her and we would go back and forth. Kathy will be missed dearly!
Lester O. Ronholdt (Williston , ND)
Apr 19, 2017
Clyde, Ida, and the entire family. I'm very sorry for the sudden passing of your sister. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sammi
Apr 19, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences. After my daughter died I found comfort in the Bible, in particular Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This beautiful promise tells of a future time when we will be reunited with those we have lost. May thoughts and scriptures like this be of comfort to you during this most difficult time
Therresa (Larsen) Christopherson (Williston)
Apr 19, 2017
Ida,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. It has been a long road for you I know, and she is now at peace. If you need anything my friend, let me know. Love you.
thereresa richardson (lander, Wyoming)
Apr 20, 2017
To a good friend who i will miss Kathy was my sister friends Now they are both in heaven having a wonderful time together I call her kathy p Sorry for your lose she was a great Mom sister aunt grandmother and friend love you kathy p i will miss you your friend Theresa
Christina Jungels (Williston, ND)
Apr 20, 2017
I worked with Kathy for many years at El Rancho. I aLways enjoyed our late night conversations. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Janel Stevens (Williston , ND)
Apr 20, 2017
I worked with Kathy at the El Rancho for quite sometime..we always had fun & laughed. She will be missed.
Rena Stieg Helberg (Williston, ND)
Apr 22, 2017
I met Kathy while working at the El Rancho. She was nice to her co-workers and very good at her job. She will be missed.
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