Roberta (Berti) Petry of Maryville passed away on October 21, 2021 following a stroke. Berti was born July 11, 1936 at Springfield City Hospital and raised in nearby Urbana, Ohio. She was preceded in death by father Darrell M. Walters and mother L. Marie Blaney Walters. Berti attended the Ohio State University School of Nursing for two years after graduating from Urbana High School in 1954. Berti lived in many places over the years as an Air Force wife; Mississippi, Florida, Nevada, Virginia, Arizona, Ohio, Indiana and overseas in France, Germany and Italy. She moved to Maryville in 1995, which was the favorite of the many places she lived. She loved her toy poodles, especially Mistie and Shadow. For many years Berti enjoyed crafts, painting, reading, travel with friends, the singles group at Fairview UMC and her special wine tasting friends. Berti is survived by her son, Scott (Randa) Petry of Mesa AZ, daughter, Pamela (Bart) McNealy of Maryville; granddaughters, Kendall (Mike) Chadwell, Mesa AZ, Nicci (Jason) Brown, Gilbert AZ, Aleyse McNealy, Chicago IL; twin grandsons, Brett McNealy, Spartanburg SC & Ryan McNealy, Southfield MI; and great-grandchildren, Kinsley & Kallen Chadwell and Maddox & Blake Brown. Special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Shannondale Skilled Care for their kindness and support over the past four+ years. Please visit smithfuneralandcremation.com to leave condolences for the family. Memorials may be made to Good Neighbors of Blount County - Grace Fund, 320 W. Broadway, Maryville TN 37801. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865.983.1000 www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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