Barbara A. Pettenger



Barbara Ann Vandenbush Pettenger, age 71, beloved wife of 50 years to John Foster Pettenger, Jr., died on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Born in Ridgewood, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Clarence John Vandenbush and Dorothy Adelle Hudson Vandenbush. Barbara loved the beach and was an avid reader. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed doing cross word puzzles in her spare time. She was always thinking of and doing for others. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a very loving, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are: two sons, John Foster Pettenger, III and his wife Julie of Irmo and Brian James Pettenger of Sumter; one daughter, Kelly Jean Nolan and her husband Martin of Sumter; one sister, Margery Breneman of Kensington, MD and eight grandchildren, John, Michael, Tyler, Ashleigh, Ethan, Katie, Kara and Trevor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert John Vandenbush.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Vigil Prayers will be held at Bullock Funeral Home on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm with the family receiving friends after from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.