Patricia Ann “Pat” Petry

January 31, 1938 - October 30, 2017

Patricia Ann “Pat” Petry, 79, of Romney, passed away peacefully Monday, October 30th at Hampshire Memorial.  Born January 31, 1938 in Romney, she was the daughter of the late Alan and Violet (Gulick) Hannas.

Besides her parents, Pat is preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas “Pete” Petry.  Three brothers; Jim, Rich, and Jerry Hannas.  Two sisters; Luella Davis and Shirley Saville.  Three grandchildren; Shannon J. Root, Chazz C. Shepherd, and Cruiz C. Shepherd.

Pat is survived by two daughters; Kim Ann Petry of Burlington and Tricia Shepherd Corbin and husband Jody of Romney.  One brother; Thomas Hannas and wife Georgia of Punta Gorda, FL.  Three grandchildren; William M. “Jake” Root (Sara), Saige S. Shepherd (Dakota), and Charizma S. Shepherd,  seven great grandchildren;  Parker, Avery, Shalyn, Preston, Nova, Bob, and Ryker Bleu.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and other extended family members.

Pat was born and raised in Romney graduating from Romney High School, class of 1955.  After high school, Pat attended “Scott’s Beauty Academy” in Martinsburg and upon completion, opened up “Kim Ann’s” in Romney.  Pat and George “Pete” married in the late 1950’s and moved to Fort Ashby where they started their family.  While raising two small girls, Pat found the time to open another salon in Fort Ashby which she operated until her retirement in the late 1980’s.

Pat ran the show and ruled the roost and a lack of respect was not an option.  Even so, there was still lots of laughter and carrying on.  She was all about style and loved beauty.  Her girls remember being recipients of some of her experiments in hairstyle, makeup, and fashion, often times in sharp contrast to what they thought looked good.  They meant the world to her and Pat always made sure they had more than she did.  Pat cherished her family, none more than her grandchildren.  She loved her flower garden.  She never stopped and was never bored.  She loved  crafts and was very creative. Pat was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and member of the Fort Ashby Methodist Church.

Friends will be received Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 11:00 AM till 12:00 Noon at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney.  Funeral services will immediately follow at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Dr. Roy Knight officiating.  Interment will be at Ebenezer Cemetery in Romney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:  Hospice of the Panhandle ~ 278 North High St. ~ Romney, WV 26757 /

Please direct inquires to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511





















Jamie Kidwell October 31, 2017

3 condolences for “Patricia Ann “Pat” Petry”

  1. Oh what fond memories I have of my Aunt Pat. What a special and beautiful woman who always made me feel special and welcomed and loved. You will be truly missed, but not forgotten. Your legacy of love and family lives on and continues to bless many people.

    Thank you for living your life in such a way that was an example of a giving. Servant heart that valued people and taking care of them so well. I miss you but you will always stay in my heart and I’m so grateful to be a part of a family like this.

    I will be praying for whole family in this time of loss that Jesus will comfort you and surround you with his peace.

  2. What pleasant memories I have of Pat. From the days she and Tom lived across the street from us in Romney. To the visits to Hagerstown they made. My friend and neighbor Jim Baker was so excited when Pat visited, he thought she was the most beautiful lady he ever saw. And that was true. She tried to teach me to dance, to no avail. Sent me a harvest cake when I was in the army. I ate it all. And the peanut butter blossoms she made. My favorite. It goes on and on. Pat I know you are in a better place. May our God and Father keep you in His arms.

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