Born Nov. 16, 1935, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of George E. and A. Ruth Jones Petit.
She was a member of the World Gospel Church and a volunteer for the Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Wabash Valley.
She married Michael Dragon III, on Nov. 30, 1952. He survives.
Additional survivors include her mother A. Ruth Taft, daughters Angela S. Roberts and husband Pastor Michael Roberts, Pamela R. Spidel and husband Keith, and Lisa A. Haverly and husband Phillip; sons Daniel Dragon and wife Malinda, and Michael Dragon IV, and wife Patricia; brothers George L. Petit and Dennis A. Petit; step-brother Joe Taft, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m._Wednesday at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, Terre Haute, with Rev. WIlliam Coker and Rev. Michael Pringle officiating. Entombment will be at Roselawn Mausoleum.
Visitation if from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday.
For those who choose, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Wabash Valley, 1527 Poplar St., Terre Haute, 47807. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.