Proctor, Lorenzo, d. 1930 - Prusinowski, William Daniel, d. 2006


Proctor, Lorenzo 1880 - 31 Oct 1930 CCR 6 Nov 1930 p4

[Note: no MODC record found

Lorenzo Proctor [UNREADABLE] in Polk county, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 31, at the home of Blane Bishop, near Highlandville. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dollie Holt, of Zinc, Ark.; one son, 15 years old, and one brother, John, of Browns Spring, Mo. Burial was made in the city cemetery Saturday under the direction of B.C. Klepper.


Proctor, Newt 28 May 1899 - 4 Apr 1984 OH 12 Apr 1984 p5

[Note: Son of George B. & Annie E. (Newberry) Proctor; married 24 Dec 1933 Edith Newberry 23 Apr 1916 - 28 Dec 1995; records vary on surname spelling - Proctor and Procter]

Services for Newt Procter. 84, Chadwick, were held April 6, at Chadwick Union Church, with the Rev. Benny DeWitt officiating, Burial was in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Procter died April 3 at his home after a short illness. A Chadwick native, Mr. Procter had resided in Republic and Springfield before returning to Chadwick eight years ago. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Edith; one son, John, Springfield; five daughters, Mrs. Lola Peck, Springfield, Mrs. Laura Teague, Marionville, Mrs. Lilly Crawford, Chadwick, Mrs. Mary Inman, Forsyth and Mr. Mildred Marsh, Larusell; two brothers, Everett and  Richard, both of Chadwick; one sister, Mrs. Lou Lilly, Oldfield; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


Proffitt, Dorothy A. (Seals) Hochholzer.25 Jul 1912 - 25 Jul 1945 CCR 26 Jul 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of Charles R. & Vergia (McWilliams) Seals; married 8 Jun 1930 Frank Hochholzer, Jr.; married Lyle Proffitt]

Mrs. Dorothy Seals Proffitt, 33, died Wednesday morning, July 25, at the Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a major operation. She had been seriously ill for two weeks. She is survived by her husband, Lyle, who is with the U.S. Army in France; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Seals of Nixa; three brothers, Ray and Glen, now overseas and Leon, of Kansas City; and one sister, Mrs. Roger Iorge of Nixa. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Nixa Christian church under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Propst, Willis 8 Jul 1874 - 29 Apr 1940 CCR 9 May 1940 p4

[Note: Son of Jacob & Martha (McGinnis) Propst]

Willis Propst was born July 8, 1874, and departed this life April 29, 1940, at the age of 86. He was a native of Christian county and had spent the greater part of his life here. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, of Oak Grove, Ark. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30, at Prospect, with Rev. F.J. Hanks officiating.


Provine, June Frances 20 Jun 1917 - 25 Jan 1988 OH 4 Feb 1988 p6

June F. Provine, 70, of Flippin, Arkansas died at 8:25 a.m. at St. John’s Regional Hospital in Springfield. Services for Mrs. Provine were held Jan. 28 at the Greenlawn South Chapel. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.


Prost, Wayne V. 5 Oct 1935 - 21 Feb 2004 SN-L 24 Feb 2004

[Note: Son of Frank & Alvera (  ) Prost; married 1960 Wynona Kay Kirkpatrick]

Wayne V. Prost, Kimberling City, Missouri, died February 21, 2004, in his home in the company of his family at the age of 68 years. He was born in Osage City, Kansas, on October 5, 1935, the second of four sons of Frank and Alvera Prost. After graduating from high school in Osage City, Wayne served in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Emporia State College on the GI Bill, where he met and married his wife of 43 years, Wynona Kay Kirkpatrick. After living and working in Kansas City, Kansas, and Ozark, Missouri, Wayne and his family settled in Heber Springs, Ark., where they owned and operated the Stockholm Restaurant and were active members of the community. In retirement, Wayne and Kay moved to Kimberling City where Wayne continued his life long pursuit of artistic creation including wood carvings, pen and ink drawings, clay modeling and cowboy poetry. In their retirement, Wayne and Kay enjoyed many western vacations at a working cattle ranch on the Laramie Plain of Wyoming. Surviving are his wife, Kay; son, David, of Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters, Renee Fox, of Nixa, Missouri, and Angela Hensley, of Heber Springs, Ark.; three brothers, Frank, Ronald and Kenneth, all of Carbondale, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and countless friends and loved ones. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2004, in the United Methodist Church of Kimberling City, with Richard Ogden, Rick Broadway and Sue Ewan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Stumpff Funeral HomeSouth, Kimberling City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kimberling City Library or Community Hospice.


Pruett, Dannah 5 Oct 1921 - Jun 1984  OH 21 Jun 1984 pB8

[Note: Son of Gusta & Gertie Chloe (Hawkins) Pruett; first name spelling from SSDI differs from card of thanks]

Note of Thanks

We wish to express our thanks to each neighbor and friend who sent flowers to McPherson, Kan., and the loss of my son, Danna Pruett and my brother.  May God bless you all. Gertie Pruett and Wayne Pruett  23-1tc


Pruett, George Albert July 1915 - Nov 2005 SN-L 1 Dec 2005 & SN-L 2 Dec 2005

[Note: Son of  Lou Ed & Laura (Ruffner) Pruett;  married 1st Margaret V. Hogg 1 Apr 1918 -19 Jan 1999; married second Betty Jo (Johnson) Ross]

Graveside services for George Albert Pruett will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005, at 2 p.m. at Weaver Cemetery in Ozark, Mo. Reverend Lori Lampert will officiate. Family will receive friends at Adams Funeral Home from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service will be held at Dearman-Stephenson Funeral Home the following day, December 4, 2005, at 3 p.m. in Monticello, Arkansas. Mr. Pruett was the fifth child born to Laura Ruffner and Lou Ed Pruett in Rector, Arkansas. He attended school in Paragould, Arkansas. He began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone at the age of 15, cleaning the office. After graduation from high school, he continued to work for the telephone company in many parts of Arkansas. He had wanted to serve in the military during World War II, but his occupation with the phone company was considered essential to national security as he kept communication lines running in an area that mined materials essential to the war effort. Twice he tried to join up but was deferred per the request of the phone company. When Pruett retired in 1977 he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he was engaged in business ventures with his sons. Upon retiring, the Pruetts acquired a camper, motorcycle, and double cab truck to travel. Beaches were their favorite destination, but they traveled East and West often times with some of their children. When he felt he could no longer manage the big rig, he got a Volkswagon pop up camper and continued to travel. Through his travels he met many people and made many friends. Before his death, he had lived in San Antonio, Monroe and Springfield to be near his children. Pruett had traveled to Melissa, Texas, to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with family when he fell ill and was hospitalized. He died after a short illness. Mr. Pruett had celebrated his 90th birthday in July of this year with family and friends. Mr. Pruett was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Margaret Hogg Pruett of Springfield, Mo.; a son, Dr. George A. Pruett, Jr., and a grandson, John Michael Pruett, both of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Ernest Pruett; and three sisters, Margaurite Straub, Octavia Ferguson and Leona Pruett. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Johnson Ross Pruett of Monticello; his son, Robert David "Bo" Pruett and his wife, Lori, of San Antonio, Texas; daughters, Marijo Pruett Miles, Laura Lee Pruett Kaufman and husband, Bruce, of Springfield, Mo.; daughter, Liza Pruett Forster and husband, Lex, of Melissa, Texas; and daughter, Paula M. Pruett of Monroe, La. His step-children are Jodie Gladden and husband, Billy, Kathy Norris, Sandy Funderburg and husband, David, Patty Sullivan and husband, Marshall, and Tammy Lawson and husband, Paul. Pruett's grandchildren are Mar Miles and Joe Miles, both of Monticello; Diane Miles Anderson of Calhoun, La.; Dawn Pruett Guajardo and Rylea Pruett of San Antonio, Texas; Aimee Pruett of Fayetteville, Ark.; and Andy Kaufman and Cory Kaufman, both of Springfield, Mo. He has nine great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews survive their Uncle George. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any donations be made to St. Jude's Hospital or to your church of choice.


Pruett, Gertie Chloe (Hawkins) 26 Apr 1903 - 18 Oct 1989 OH 26 Oct 1989

[Note: Daughter of Gus & Nellie (  ) Hawkins; married Gusta John Pruett 19 Apr 1901 - Sep 1973]

Gertie Chloe Pruett, 86, died at 1:12 p.m. Oct. 18 in St. John's Regional Health Center following a short illness. Born April 26, 1903, she was the daughter of Gus and Nellie Hawkins. A long-time resident of the Ozark area, she had previously lived in Galva, Kan., for 15 years. A homemaker and Christian, Mrs. Pruett attended the Highlandville Assembly of God Church. Survivors include four sons, Don and Arnold Pruett, of Buhl, Idaho, Bevaughn Pruett, of Everett, Wash., and Wayne Pruett, of Ozark; one daughter, June Donham, Euless, Texas; one sister, Hazel Gilliam, Webb City; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pruett was preceded in death by her husband, Gusta and one son, Dana. Services were held last Friday in Adams Funeral Home of Ozark with the Rev. Gary Phipps officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery in Douglas County.


Pruett, Gustas John 19 Apr 1901 - 25 Sep 1973 OH 4 Oct 1973 p10

[Note: married Gertie Chloe Hawkins 26 Apr 1903 - 18 Oct 1989]

Gustas John Pruett, 72, Rt. 1, Ozark, died last Tuesday in MediCenter, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Pruett was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was a retired oil refinery worker. Survivors include his wife Gertie; five sons, Danna, McPherson, Kan., Donald, Burbank, Calif., DeVaughn, Cherryvale, Kan., Arnold of Burhl, Idaho; and Wayne of the hone; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Donham, Newton, Iowa; a brother, Fred Williams, McPherson, Kan.; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Burkhart, Selah, Wash,, Mrs. B. Day Bell, Calif. and Mrs. Mae Versaw, Springfield,; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Adams Funeral Home.


Pruett, Gustas John 19 Apr 1901 - 25 Sep 1973 OH 18 Oct 1973 p8

We, the family of Gusta Pruett would like to take this opportunity to thank our many friends and neighbors for the comfort and sympathy extended to us during my husband’s long illness at home and in the hospital and the passing away of our loved one. We wish to send special thanks to the Adams Funeral Home, the Rev. Gary Phipps, Rev. Ora Short, the singers, also the prayers, flowers, cards, telephone calls and the abundance of food. Words cannot express how nice everyone has been to his wife and family. May the good Lord bless each and every one for every act of kindness shown in any way. THE GUSTA PRUETT FAMILY


Pruett, Margaret V. (Hogg) 1 Apr 1918 - 19 Jan 1999  CCH-N 27 Jan 1999

[Note: married 1940 George Albert Pruett July 1905 - Nov 2005 ]

Margaret Hogg Pruett, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Mercy Villa, Springfield. Mrs. Pruett, a homemaker, was born April 1, 1918 in Stuttgart, Arkansas. She was united in marriage in 1940 to George Albert Pruett, a Southwestern Bell Telephone Company employee. The couple lived throughout Central Arkansas before moving to Monticello, Arkansas, to raise their family of six children. Following retirement they moved to San Antonio, Texas, Monroe, Louisiana, and to Springfield, to be near children. Margaret is survived by: her husband of 59 years, George; four daughters, Marijo Miles, Paula Pruett, and Laura Lee Kaufman and her husband, Bruce, all of Springfield, and Liza Forster and her husband, Lex, Melissa, Texas; a son, Robert David "Bo" Pruett and his wife, Lori, San Antonio, Texas; 18 grandchildren, Mar and Joe Miles, Monticello, Arkansas, Diane Anderson, El Campo, Texas, Andy and Cory Kaufman, Springfield, Aimee and Rylea Pruett, and Dawn Pruett Guadjardo, all of San Antonio, Texas; seven great-grandchildren; and a half-sister, Mary Francis Brown, Carson City, Nevada. She was preceded in death by a son, Colonel George A. Pruett, Jr., M. D. in 1981 and a grandson, John Michael Pruett in 1993. A Funeral Mass celebrating Margaret's life was held Saturday, Jan. 23, in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark, with Father Paul McLoughlin officiating. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery, St. Joseph Section, Ozark. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Villa Chapel, 1100 E. Montclair, Springfield, MO 65807.


Pruett, Marie (Swearengin) 11 Dec 1908 - 13 Nov 1988 OH 17 Nov 1988

Marie Pruett, 79, of Bruner, died Sunday, Nov, 5:46 p.m. at the Nixa Park Care Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Pruett were held :at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Union Chapel, with the Rev. Gary W. Stewart officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery, near Fordland, under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. A homemaker, Mrs. Pruett was a former longtime Bruner resident. Her survivors include one son, Tony Pruett, Highlandville; one daughter, Mrs. Verba Luttrull, Ozark; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.


Pruiett, Orville James 4 Feb 1919 - 15 Feb 2007 SN-L 18 Feb 2007

[Note: Son of Ike & Maude Pruiett]

Orville James Pruiett, Billings, Mo., passed away on February 15, 2007. He was born on February 4, 1919, to Ike and Maude Pruiett in Douglas County, Mo., where he spent most of his life working as a dairy farmer. He enjoyed hunting, cutting wood and being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Ed Snow, three brothers, Alva, Audie and Junior Pruiett, and one sister, Bertie Nelson. He is survived by three brothers, Jessie Pruiett, Herbert and Bruce Snow. Graveside services will be Monday, February 19, 2007, at 2 p.m. in Stillings Cemetery, Ava, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.


Pruitt, Bessie M. (Tennis) 5 Oct 1896 - 16 Feb 1963 SN-L 17 Feb 1963

[Note: Daughter of Seth & Mary Alice (Cutbirth) Tennis; married W. F.  “Bill” Pruitt 22 Mar 1895 - 1 Dec 1977]

Mrs. Bessie Pruitt, 66, a resident of Nixa for most of her life died at 1:05 a.m. Saturday in St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, where she had been a patient since January 21. Survivors include her husband, W.F. (Bill) Pruitt; a daughter, Effie White of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Harding and Mrs. Ed Rhea, both of Nixa, and one brother, Lowell Tennis of Joplin; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church here with the Rev’s Kenneth Bandy and Lynn Swadley, officiating. Burial will be in Delaware Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. {Springfield (MO) News Leader, February 17, 1963} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.

ALSO in CCR 21 Feb 1963, same except after the funeral & so info in past tense


Pruitt, Bessie M. (Tennis) 5 Oct 1896 - 16 Feb 1963  CCR 21 Feb 1963

Mrs. Bessie Pruitt, 66, a resident of Nixa most of her life, died at 1:05 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, where she had been a patient since Jan. 21. She is survived by her husband W. F. “Bill” Pruitt; a daughter, Mrs. Effie White, Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Harding and Mrs. Edd Rhea, both of Nixa; a brother, Lowell Tennis, Joplin; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 .m. Monday in the First Baptist Church of Nixa with the Revs. Kenneth Bandy and Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa


Pruitt, Clinton Doran 5 Feb 1917 - 22 Dec 1983 OH 5 Jan 1984 p8

[Note: Son of Elisha Rudolph & Bertha Mae (Doran) Pruitt; married 7 Oct 1949 Ruby Agatha Piahalte OR Pianoalto - may be the Ruby Pruitt SSDI Calif record 7 Jul 1919 - 1 Apr 2004 ]

Services for Clinton Doran Pruitt, 66, formerly of Nixa, were held Dec. 27 at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Covina Hills, California. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Pruitt died Dec. 22 in a California hospital after an illness of two years. Survivors include his wife, Ruby; a daughter, Mrs. Darlene Cook, state of California; a son, Randy, state of California; three brothers, Earl and Sherman, both of the state of California and John, state of Arkansas; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Cruse, Pleasant Hope, Mrs. Gertrude Evans and Mrs. Imogene Hashagen, both of Springfield and Mrs. Carole Handy, Ozark, and three grandchildren.


Pruitt, Delilah Nancy (Couch) 19 May 1861 - 14 Jan 1944 CCR 20 Jan 1944 p5

[Note: Daughter of Elisha Randolph & Sarah Jane (Edgar) Couch; married Thomas David Pruitt 3 Dec 1857 - 12 Jan 1916]

Funeral services for Mrs. Delilah Pruitt, 82, who died at her home in Nixa early Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Maples Funeral Home in Nixa, with burial in Herndon Cemetery beside her husband. Survivors include three sons, E.R. Pruitt, J.C. Pruitt, and W.F. Pruitt, all of Nixa, and two daughters, Mrs. C.E. Nokes, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Myrtle Cox of Jamesville. Mrs. Pruitt was a native Missourian.


Pruitt, Earl David 16 Jun 1913 - 15 May 2008 SN-L 20 May 2008

[Note: Son of Elisha Rudolph "Lish" Pruitt & Bertha Mae (Doran) Pruitt; married 1944 June E. Watson]

Earl David Pruitt passed away after a long illness on 15 May 2008, at the age of 94. Earl was born 16 June 1913, on the family farm in Stone County, Mo. He was the second of nine children born to E.R. "Lish" Pruitt and Bertha Mae Doran Pruitt. He attended Line School, Jamesville School and the University of California, Los Angeles, Calif. (UCLA). Earl moved to California in 1931. He entered the Army in May, 1942, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Corps. During World War II, he was stationed in Panama, and when he returned to the U.S., he was stationed in Dayton, Ohio. After the service, he owned a nursery business, growing roses along with a large retail area. He was also a retired park supervisor for the city of Pomona, Calif. In 1944, he married June E. Watson and together they raised two daughters. In the 1950s, he became a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and a Mason at the Chino Valley Masonic Lodge, where he rose to the position of 3rd degree Mason. Through the years, Earl enjoyed reading and traveling, but his passion was his gardens, fishing and hunting. He loved flowers and his yard was always a visual feast with many varieties and colors of flowers. He was preceded in death by his parents; and six of his brothers and sisters, Byron Elisha "B.E." Gertrude Evans, Clinton, John, Sherman and Imogene Hashagen. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, June E. Watson Pruitt; his sisters, Edith Cruse, Thayer, Mo. and Carolee Handy, Ozark, Mo.; daughters, Carol A. Schultz (Rudiger), Tucson, Ariz. and Shirley J. Kelly, Germantown, Md., five grandchildren, Curt A. Schultz (Dana), Tucson, Ariz., Mark D. Schultz, Manhattan, N.Y., Brian D. Haun, Germantown, Md., Denise "Neecie" Nicole Haun, Germantown, Md., and Timothy J. Kelly, Germantown, Md.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Interment will be at a later date in Forest Lawn Covina Hills Cemetery, West Covina, Calif. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home.

Pruitt, Elizabeth Irene  1966 - May 2011 SN-L 16 May 2011
Elizabeth Irene Pruitt, 44, Nixa. Arrangements: Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.


Pruitt Elizabeth Irene (Call) 15 Sep 1966 - 13 May 2011 Preston-MarshFH

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Rosa (Williams) Call; married ? Pruitt; partner of Daniel Hamric]

Elizabeth Irene Pruitt 44 of Nixa, Mo. Passed away Friday May 13, 2011 at her home. Elizabeth was born on September 15, 1966 in Springfield, Mo. To Robert and Rosa Call. She was a graduate of Fordland High School class of 1984. She was a Day Care Provider for many years. She was of the Freewill Baptist Faith. Surviving is her long time companion Daniel Hamric of Nixa, her mother and step father Rosa and Robert Reeves of Fordland, Grandmother Geneva Irene Williams of Fordland, Son Jamie Pruitt of Fordland, Adopted son Raymond McGinnis of Nixa, Step sons Kenny Pruitt of KC MO and Jason Scott Hamric of Durant, Ok. Daughter Jennifer Pruitt of Nixa, Adopted daughter Denise Creson of Rogersville, step daughters Carol Ann Hamric of Durant, Ok. Jessica May Wilson of Ashland, Ok. And Sarah Marie Pruitt of Fordland, three brothers and their wives Johnny & Lynn Call of Fordland, Bobby and Carla Christian Call of Fordland, and Robert & Regina Reeves Jr. of Diggins. Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her father Robert Call.

Pruitt, Floyd Amos 16 Feb 1916 - 12 Mar 1982 OH 18 Mar 1982 p12

[Note: Son of Emanuel & Mary Susan “Sudie” (Moore) Pruitt]

Services for Floyd Amos Pruitt, 66, Ava, were held March 16 in Clinkingbeard Chapel, with the Rev. Preston Maggard officiating. Burial was in Harvil Cemetery. Mr. Pruitt died March 12 in his home. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Goldia Coffer, Mrs. Zelma Morrison and Mrs. Thelma Goin, all of Oldfield and Mrs. Lola Gray and Mrs. Flora Coffer, both of Chadwick.


Pruitt, Harvey R. "Harry" 13 Jul 1886 - 7 May 1909 CCR 20 May 1909

[Note: Son of William Riley & Millicent Arminta (Bolin) Pruitt]

Again the grim reaper has visited and called home one of our best young men, Harry R. Pruitt. He was born July 13th, 1886 Christian County, Mo. and died May 7th, 1909. But it was the will of God that he should be separated from those he loved. He meekly and calmly submitted to his call. His father, mother and loved ones stood over him from day in to day out and on May 7, 1909 at the hour of 3 o’clock it was plain to be seen by those who surrounded his bedside saw that human aid was too frail and the angel of death passed through the mourning crowd of friends and softly whispered into the deafening ears, this is the end of all and without s struggle “Have” as we knew him passed across the chilly stream of death to the great beyond from whence no one has returned. Oh may it be as he neared the golden shore there at the beautiful gate. He was watching and waiting with the gate half ajar as he had spoken of so many times before. As a son, he was obedient and kind, as a brother loving and true and as a citizen honest and fair always ready and willing to help those in need. He leaves a father, mother, two brothers, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss, but we hope to meet him on the brighter shore where there shall be no more parting. He bravely and patiently bore his suffering until the last ray of life had gone. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed many times not only at home, but by all his friends. But thy will not mine be done. His remains were laid to rest in the McConnell grave yard. Rev. Allen Long administered the last sad rites and made many friend the way he conducted the services. Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. “A precious one form us is gone A Voice we loved is still A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled.   C. A. C. H.


Pruitt, James C. 25 Mar 1890 - 23 Oct 1973 OH 1 Nov 1973 p7

[Note: married Emma L. Nokes 16 Feb 1891 - 21 Apr 1987]

Nixa - James C. Pruitt, 83, a longtime Nixa resident. died at 5:10 p.m. last Tuesday, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Emma L.; three sons, Buford C. of Orange, Calif., Randal N. and Joe B., both of Nixa; one daughter, Mrs. June Tate of Wichita; two brothers, Elsha  of Springfield and William T. of Nixa; one sister, Mrs. Effie Smith, of Denver; 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were held last Thursday in Harris Chapel in Nixa, with the Revs. Tommy Bilyeu and Bill Evans officiating. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery.


Pruitt, Joe Bill 23 Mar 1926 - 23 Feb 2003 SN-L 26 Feb 2003

[Note: Son of James & Emma (Nokes) Pruitt; married Helen Latty]

Joe Bill Pruitt, age 76 of Nixa, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2003 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born March 23, 1926 in the Tory community, near Highlandville, the son of James and Emma (Nokes) Pruitt. On April 16, 1960, Joe and Helen Latty were married, and they were married forty-two years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was an avid sucker grabber. Joe was employed as a truck driver by Diversified Plastics before retirement. He was a member of Ozark Friend Masonic Lodge #352. Survivors include his wife, Helen (Latty) Pruitt; three sons, Joe K. Pruitt and wife Rhona, Kevin Pruitt, and Kim Pruitt and wife Leslie, all of Nixa; seven grandchildren, Justin Pruitt and wife Sarah, Thomas, Cary, Chanda, Breann, Kourtney and Kailee; a brother, Randall Pruitt and wife Betty, Nixa; and a sister, June Tate, Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher; a sister, Elizabeth Melton; a brother, Cal Pruitt; and his parents. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Glenn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, February 26 2003.


Pruitt, John T., Rev. 1876 - 2 Jan 1965   CCR 7 Jan 1965 p1

[Note: married Sarah “Sally” Adams 1880 - 16 Jan 1960]

The Rev. John Pruitt, 88, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in Bilyeu Nursing Home here. He had been a patient 19 months.  He served as pastor in several churches in Christian and surrounding counties until he retied in 1955. He spent most of his life in the Keltner community of Christian County. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Laura Thompson and Mrs. Hattie Lee, both of Sparta, Mrs. Stella Burkhart and Mrs. Pennie Hursh, both of Chadwick, Mrs. Lillie Hursh, Ozark and Mrs. Viola Stogsdill, Lawrence, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Vina Morrison, Ava and Mrs. Phena Hodges. Ozark; 18 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. The Rev. Roy Shipman officiating, assisted by the Rev. James Applegate and Mrs. Melvis Applegate. Burial was in Hall Cemetery under direction of Harris.


Pruitt, Laura Lee (Davidson) 2 Apr 1944 -  12 Dec 2004 SN-L 16 Dec 2004

[Note: Daughter of Forest & Virginia (Sampey) Davidson]

Funeral services for Laura Pruitt, 60, Sparta, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 16, 2004, in Ozark Full Gospel Church, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.


Pruitt, Lued Iza (McCoy) Bolin 25 May 1892 - 26 Nov 1953 CCR 3 Dec 1953 p5

[Note: Daughter of Samuel Jefferson & Laura Virginia (Bilyeu) McCoy; married ? Bolin; married 20 Aug 1921 William Ernest Pruitt 4 Mar 1890 - 20 Aug 1970]

Lued Iza McCoy was born May 25, 1892 on a farm southeast of Ozark, Mo, the daughter of Samuel and Laura McCoy. She departed this life on November 26, 1953, following a lengthy illness at her home in Nixa, Mo. at the age of 61 years, six months and one day. On August 20, 1921, she was united in marriage to William Ernest Pruitt. She was converted at an early age at the Prospect Baptist church near her birthplace and remained a member of that church until her marriage when she moved her membership to the Nixa Baptist Church upon making her home in Nixa. Survivors include her husband, William Ernest Pruitt of the home; one son, Stanley Pruitt of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Bolin of Derby, Colo.; one brother, Leonard McCoy of Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Ima Bunch, Mrs. Lennie McConnell and Mrs. Alta Baird, all of Ozark; four grandchildren; four grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Nixa Baptist Church, with the Rev. Worth Caughron officiating. Burial was in the Selmore Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. Escorts were Clay Edwards, Melvin Snodgrass, John Edwards, Clifford McConnell, Glenn Baird and Manford McCafferty.


Pruitt, Mary B. (?) Foster 18 Sep 1859 - 14 Mar 1935 CCR 21 Mar 1935 p1

[Note: married Clarence Foster; married ? Pruitt; buried under name Foster; parents unknown on DC]

Mary Pruitt, aged 75years, died March 14. Funeral services were held at Clever in the Methodist church Saturday, March 16, with Rev. Day officiating. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of B.C. Klepper of Ozark.


Pruitt, Mary Francis (Cook) Melton 11 Apr 1875 - 30 Jan 1945 CCR 8 Feb 1945 p4

[Note: Daughter of John M. & Margaret Cook; married 26 Jan 1896 CCM Jesse Melton 13 Dec 1875 - 26 Oct 1951; Divorced before 1915; married Dave Pruitt; buried under name Mary Francis Melton]

Mary Francis Pruitt was born in Taney county, April 11, 1875 and passed away Jan. 30, 1945. She was first married to Jesse Melton and to this union were born three children. She later united in marriage with Dave Pruitt of Union City, Mo. She was converted some 28 years ago and united with the Baptist church of Ponce de Leon, Mo. Surviving are the husband, Dave; one son, Hershel Melton of Castleton, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Erma Cross of the state of Nevada and Mrs. Lon Gold of Billings, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; six brothers, Elic Cook of Fargo, N.D., Sherman Cook of Minot, N.D., Garfield of Lamar, Mo., Fred of Memphis, Tenn., Harrison of Seneca, Ill., and W.D. Cook of Billings, Mo. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Maples Funeral Home chapel of Clever with Rev. Kenneth Hoggard officiating. Burial was in the Selmore cemetery.


Pruitt, Mary Nell (Wilson) 9 Jun 1923 - 28 Dec 2005 SN-L 2 Jan 2006

[Note: Daughter of Sidney Albert “Bert“ & Dora Bell (Melton) Wilson; married 24 May 1947

Stanley Clinton Pruitt 16 Jun 1923 - 21 Oct 2001]

Mary Nell (Wilson) Pruitt, 82, Nixa, Missouri, departed this life on December 28, 2005, in Mercy Villa, Springfield, following a long illness. She was born June 9, 1923, the daughter of Sidney Albert and Dora Bell (Melton) Wilson. On May 24, 1947, she was united in marriage to Stanley Pruitt and this union was blessed with two children. Mary Nell graduated from Ozark High School and then attended Springfield Teacher's College (MSU) taking secretarial courses. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Selmore Baptist Church south of Ozark. Through the years, Mary Nell taught Sunday School, Sunbeams, Bible School, helped in church camp, 4-H, Brownies, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, she was also a member of the PTA and homeroom mother. She faithfully attended every activity her children were involved with and many recitals, ball games and programs for the grandchildren. For 33 years, she owned Timeless Treasure Antique Shop, she had a reputation for honesty and unique items. She will be remembered for the selfless love and care of her family and friends. Following her husband's death, she was a Hospice Volunteer, making a difference in someone else's life was her focus. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Stanley Pruitt; two sisters Erma and Elizabeth White; a brother Johnnie Wilson; and an infant sibling. Mary Nell is survived by her daughter Kathy Bloomer and husband David of Springfield; her son David Pruitt of Boaz; one brother Wilbur Wilson of Ozark; five grandchildren Caleb and Benjamin Bloomer, Sarah Pruitt and husband Justin, Clinton Pruitt and Sarah, and Janelle Pruitt; great-grandchildren Haeden and Clayton Pruitt; nieces Jan Crable and Marilyn Andrews; nephew Jim Wilson; a special cousin Clistabel Hutchison; honorary daughters Lana McCullough and Mary Smythe; and closest friends Bob and Annie Daniel. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2006, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastors Josh Hall and Max Edmondson officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2006, in the funeral home. Contributions can be made to St. John's HospiceCare or the building fund of the Selmore Baptist Church, C/O Barnes Family Funeral Home, PO Box 796, Ozark, Missouri 65721. The Pruitt family would like to extend gratitude of thanks to Mercy Villa staff, the St. John's Hospice staff, her faithful friends and Pastor Hall and members of Selmore Baptist Church.


Pruitt, Mary Nell (Wilson)            9 Jun 1923 - 28 Dec 2005 CCH-N 15 Mar 2006

Thank You

            Thank you so much for your expressions of love and sympathy during the illness and death of our mother, grandmother and sister. The family of Mary Nell Pruitt. Kathy, David, Caleb and Benjamin Bloomer. David, Sarah, Justin, Haedn, Clinton, Sarah, Clayton and Janelle Pruitt. Wilbur and Maxine Wilson.

Pruitt, Mary Susan “Sudie” (Moore) 18 Aug 1891 - 10 Jul 1972  CCR 13 Jul 1972 p1 & OH 13 Jul 1972 p8

[Note: Daughter of  James M. & Sarah A. (  ) Moore; CCR obit spells last name Pruiett, SSDI gives her first name as Sudie, OH obit spells first name Sudia, and daughter‘s obit calls her Sudie and her husband Manuel Pruitt]

Mrs. Audie Pruiett, 80, Oldfield, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield. Mrs. Pruiett was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church at Highlonesome. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Goldie Coffer, Mrs. Lola Gray, Mrs. Zelma Morrison and Mrs. Thelma Goins, all of Oldfield and Mrs. Flora Cotter of Chadwick; a son, Floyd Pruiett of Oldfield; a brother, Tom Moore of Oldfield; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. today in the Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Martin Caudill officiating. Burial was in Harvill Cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava.


Pruitt, Millicent Armintia "Millie" (Bolin) 28 Sep 1857 - 14 Mar 1921 CCR 18 Mar 1921 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Granville & Cassinda (Ruyle) Bolin; married 28 Oct 1883 CCM  William Riley Pruitt 28 Feb 1854 - 14 Dec 1924]

Mr. Millie A. Pruitt, wife of Wm. R. Pruitt, died at her home south west of Nixa Monday March 14th, aged 63 years. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. T. J. Hanks with burial under direction of the Ozark Undertaking Co., in the McConnell cemetery. The deceased leaves the husband, two sons and three daughters.


Pruitt, Randall Nokes 10 Oct 1923 - 9 Mar 2009 SN-L 12 Mar 2009

[Note: Son of  James Calvin "Jim" & Emma (Nokes) Pruitt; married 1 Oct 1944 Betty D. Powers 17 Mar 1926 - 12 Dec 2004]

Randall Nokes Pruitt, age 85, of Nixa, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009. He was born October 20, 1923, in the Tory Community south of Nixa, the son of James Calvin "Jim" Pruitt and Emma (Nokes) Pruitt. He spent his life in this area, farming in the Finley River Valley. Randall continued a long line of Nixa pioneers as his father's family came to the area in the 1840's and his mother's family came in the 1850's. On October 1, 1944, he and Betty Powers were united in marriage. He was a member of Highlandville First Assembly of God Church. During his working career he was as an electrician, and enjoyed farming. Randall loved to fish and spent time "sucker grabbing" with area friends. He loved his family and always looked forward to being with his children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. After retirement in 1975, he and Betty spent several years traveling and RV'ing, spending winters in Arizona. He was a devoted caregiver for Betty during her extended illness until her death in 2004. Four siblings also preceded him in death. Survivors include: Three children and their spouses, Jim and Paulette Pruitt, Platte City, Bill and Lisa Pruitt, Nixa, and Joe and Cheryl Pruitt, Nixa; six grandchildren, Eric Pruitt, Shelley Churchill and Ian, Sarah LaBelle, Heather Hatman and John, Kendra Cummings and Billy, and Lydia Eck and Jeremy; 10 great-grandchildren, Karly and Emma Cummings, Moriah and Caleb LaBelle, Jordan and Wes Hatman, Clayton and Landon Eck, and Daphne and Jude Churchill. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2009, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Glenn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.


Pruitt, Russell Eugene 14 May 1921 - 22 Aug 1977   OH 25 Aug 1977 p5

[Note: Son of  William F. & Bessie M. (Tennis) Pruitt; married Imogene]

NIXA - Russell E. Pruitt, 56, died early Monday in his home after a long illness according to a funeral home spokesman. Mr. Pruitt was a World War II veteran and was a member of the Baptist Church here. He was a former employe of American Motors Company in Springfield, retiring about 10 years ago because of ill health. Survivors include his wife, Imogene; three daughters Mrs. Karen Gilley and Mrs Sharon Wells, both of Nixa and Miss Shelly Pruitt of the home; his father, William F. Pruitt of the home; a sister, Mrs. Effie White, Nixa; and four grandchildren. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church here with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery near Nixa under direction of Harris of Nixa.


Pruitt, Sarah “Sally” (Adams) 1880 - 16 Jan 1960 CCR 29 Jan 1960 p1

[Note: married Rev. John T. Pruitt 1876 - 2 Jan 1965]

Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Adams Pruitt, 79, who died January 16 at her home in the Keltner community, were held January 20 in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church with Rev. Janoia Hull officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. A native of Douglas County, she was a longtime member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, John Pruitt; six daughters, Mrs. Laura Thompson and Mrs. Hattie Lee, both of Sparta. Mrs. Stella Burkhart and Mrs. Tennie Hursh, both of Chadwick, Mrs. Lillie Hursh of Ozark and Mrs. Viola Stogsdill of Abilene, Kan.; 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren; three brothers, Bert Adams of Fordland, Lenville Adams of Selah, Wash. and Frank Adams of Oldfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Heath of Long Beach, Calif and Mrs. Rosa Caudill of Oldfield.


Pruitt, Stanley Clinton 16 Jun 1923 - 21 Oct 2001 SN-L 23 Oct 2001

[Note: Son of William Ernest & Lued Iza (McCoy) Pruitt; married 24 May 1947 Mary Nell Wilson 9 Jun 1923 - 28 Dec 2005]

“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6. NIXA Stanley Clinton Pruitt, 78, Nixa, left this life to join his heavenly father at 5:35 a.m. Sunday, October 21, 2001, surrounded by his caring family in his home. He was born June 16, 1923 in Nixa, Mo., to William Ernest and Lued Iza (McCoy Bolin) Pruitt. On May 28, 1947, he was united in marriage to Mary Nell Wilson. Stanley retired from the Springfield School System but especially enjoyed farming, construction work and animals. He proudly served his country overseas during WW II in the U.S. Army. Stanley professed his faith in Jesus Christ at the young age of 14. For many years he attended Selmore Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school, went on church visitations, sang and served as a deacon. Presently, he was a member of Eastern Gate Baptist Church. Family activities were always important to Stanley. He especially enjoyed picnics, camping trips, entertaining friends and sports. He continued to play slow pitch softball on the church team into his 60’s. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents and a half-sister, Thelma Bolin. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Nell of the home; one son, David Pruitt of Clever; one daughter, Kathy Bloomer and husband, David of Springfield; five grandchildren, Caleb and Benjamin Bloomer, Sarah, Clint and Janelle Pruitt; two nieces; one nephew; special friends, Bob and Annie Daniels of Ozark; other relatives, neighbors and many friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, October 23, 2001, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Max Edmondson officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Springfield News-Leader, October 23, 2001.


Pruitt, Virginia Louise (Siegrist) 17 Jul 1949 - 6 May 2010 SN-L 16 May 2010

[Note: Daughter of Alfred & Mary (  ) Siegrist; married 23 Dec 1967 Donald Pruitt]

Virginia Louise Siegrist Pruitt, 60, lost her courageous battle to cancer May 6, 2010 when she passed away peacefully with her family by her side in St. Louis. She was born July 17, 1949 in Mtn. View, Mo. to Alfred and Mary Siegrist. Ginny married Donald Pruitt December 23, 1967 in Willow Springs, Mo. She was a very dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, loved to travel with her family and any activity that involved her grandkids. She was active in the Christian County Relay for Life. Preceding her in death was her father and grandparents. Survivors include her husband Don; 2 daughters, Sandi Baker and husband Tim of Nashville, Tenn.; Sheri Smith and husband Mike of Springfield, Mo.; mother, Mary Johnson of Willow Springs, Mo.; 2 brothers, Gary Siegrist and wife Sharon of Ozark, Mo.; Tom Siegrist of Willow Spring, Mo., sister, Ruth Hall and husband Bill of Springfield, Mo.; mother-in-law, Irene Pruitt of Willow Springs, Mo.; 2 sister-in-laws, Donna Gossard and husband Rob of Willow Springs, Mo.; Helen Davis and husband Roy of Ozark, Mo.; 2 brother-in-laws, David Pruitt of Willow Springs, Mo.; Rick Pruitt of Ariz.; grandchildren, Austin Smith; Andrew Smith, Alex Baker, Andrea Smith; her many "adopted" grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Donations may be made to Christian County Relay for Life, Sisters and Friends Team, American Cancer Society, 3322 S Campbell Ave Suite P, Springfield, MO 65807. A celebration of Ginny's life will be held Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 6 P.M. with a visitation following until 8 P.M. in the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at White Chapel, 5234 W State Hwy EE, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made to www.klingner


Pruitt, William Ernest 4 Mar 1890 - 20 Aug 1970   CCR 27 Aug 1970 p8

[Note: Son of  William Riley & Millicent Arminta “Millie” (Bolin) Pruitt; married Lued Iza McCoy 25 May 1892 - 26 Nov 1953]

Funeral services for William Ernest Pruitt, 80, of Nixa were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Fred Jackman officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery south of Ozark. Mr. Pruitt was found dead in his home about 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 after suffering an apparent heart attack. A lifelong resident of Nixa, her was a retired farmer and a member of the Nixa Baptist Church. He is survived by a son, Stanley C., of Nixa; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Bolin, Commerce City, Colo.; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


Pruitt, William Franklin 22 Mar 1895 - Dec 1977 SN-L 3 Dec 1977

[Note: Son of Thomas David & Delila Nancy (Couch) Pruitt; married Bessie M. Tennis 5 Oct 1896 - 16 Feb 1963]

William Franklin Pruitt, 82, a life long resident of the Nixa community, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Regional Health Center, after a long illness. He was a retired employee of Consolidated Products, a member of the Nixa First Baptist Church and an Army Veteran of World War I. Survivors include; 1 daughter, Mrs. Effie White of Nixa; 1 sister, Mrs. Effie Smith of Colorado; 1 brother, Elisha Pruitt of Springfield; 5 granddaughters; 7 great-grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. {Springfield {Mo} News Leader December 3, 1977 }


Pruitt, William Franklin 22 Mar 1895 - Dec 1977 SN-L 4 Dec 1977

Funeral services for William Franklin Pruitt, 82, a life long resident of the Nixa community, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church here with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery, near Nixa, under the direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. Mr. Pruitt died at 5:30 p.m,. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital after a long illness. {Springfield {Mo} News Leader December 4, 1977} Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.


Pruitt, William Franklin 22 Mar 1895 - 1 Dec 1977 OH 8 Dec 1977 p11

Services for William F. Pruitt, 82, a lifelong resident of the Nixa community, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church here with the Rev. Kenneth Bandy officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home. Mr. Pruitt died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a long illness. He was a retired employe of Consolidated Products, a member of the Nixa First Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Effie White, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Effie Smith, Denver, Colo.; and one brother, Elisha, Springfield.


Pruitt, William Riley 28 Feb 1854 - 14 Dec 1924 CCR 19 Dec 1924 p1

[Note: Son of Jacob & Nancy (  ) Pruitt; married 28 Oct 1883  Millicent  Armentia  “Millie” Bolin 28 Sep 1857 - 14 Mar 1921]

William R. Pruitt, aged about 70 tears died at his home near Rosedale school house southwest of Nixa, Sunday morning, December 14, 1924. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. C. M. Deaver with burial under the direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark, in the McConnell Cemetery.


Pruitt, William Riley 28 Feb 1854 - 14 Dec 1924 CCR 19 Dec 1924 p1

(under Nixa news)

William Pruitt, about 70 years old, died Saturday night. He was buried Monday in the McConnell cemetery beside his wife who preceded him some two years ago. He leaves two sons, Edgar and Ernest and three daughters, Mrs. Rufus Snodgrass, Mrs. Ernest Edwards and Mrs. Henry Stewart, of Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Arlena Gooch.


Pruitt, William Riley 28 Feb 1854 - 14 Dec 1924 CCR 26 Dec 1924 p1

Wm. Riley Pruitt was born February 28, 1854 and departed this life December 14, 1924. He was 70 years 9 months and 16 days old. He had been in failing health about four years but was confined to his bed only about five weeks. He suffered great pain from a complication of diseases but was patient with his suffering. He had been a member of the Baptist church for about 16 years and always went to church when he was able to go. He was married to Millie A. Bolin October 28, 1883. To this union 6 children were born, all of which are living except one son who died May 7th, 1909. All of the children were at his beside at the time of his death except one daughter, Mrs. H. D. Stewart of Emmett, Kansas. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. C. A. Deaver. A large crowd was present to attest the respect for the deceased and family. He leaves one sister, five children and fourteen grandchildren. He was laid to rest in the McConnell cemetery beside his companion and son. Peaceful be thy silent slumber, Peaceful be thy grave so low, Though no more will join our number Though shall no more sorrows know. Yet again we hope to meet thee And ‘n Heaven with joy to greet thee Where no farewell tears are shed.  His Son, Ernest Pruitt.


Pruitt, William Riley 28 Feb 1854 - 14 Dec 1924 CCR 26 Dec 1924 p1

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank those who were so kind to us during the sickness and death of our father, Wm. Pruitt.  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pruitt


Prusinowski, Catherine Louise (Chambers) 13 Feb 1922 - 7 Apr 2006 SN-L 16 Apr 2006

[Note: Daughter of James & Antoinette (VonHeppler) Chambers; married 10 May 1941 William Daniel Prusinowski 11 Feb 1920 - 20 Jan 2006 ]

Catherine Louise Prusinowski, age 84, of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Cattaraugus, New York, departed this life after a short illness on Friday, April 7, 2006. She was born February 13, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of James and Antoinette (VonHeppler) Chambers. On May 10, 1941, she and William Daniel Prusinowski were united in marriage. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2006. Mrs. Prusinowski loved being a homemaker, cooking for her family, and enjoyed raising Dachshunds. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi in Nixa, Missouri. Formerly a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cattaraugus, she belonged to The Alter and Rosary Society. She looked forward to traveling and was a member of the Let's Travel Club in New York. Mrs. Prusinowski enjoyed many trips to Branson Shows with her family. However, her greatest joy was her family, she was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Survivors include: Five children, Catherine Miller, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mary Lou Harrison, Irvine, California, Thomas Prusinowski, Nixa, Missouri, Joseph Prusinowski and wife, Judy, Victor, New York, and Anna Foster and husband, Gray, Nixa, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, a son, William James Prusinowski, and a grandson, Richard Paul DiSalvo, preceded her in death as well as a sister, Anna Margueritte Butler, and her parents. Following cremation, a memorial mass will be 11 a.m. April 22, 2006, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cattaraugus, New York. Interment will follow for both William and Catherine Prusinowski in the Liberty Park Cemetery, Cattaraugus, New York. Arrangements in Nixa are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.


Prusinowski, William Daniel 11 Feb 1920 - 20 Jan 2006 SN-L 26 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of Anthony & Frances (Dry) Prusinowski; married 10 May 1941 Catherine Louise Chambers 13 Feb 1922 - 7 Apr 2006 ]

William Daniel Prusinowski, age 85, of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Cattaraugus, New York, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, January 20, 2006. He was born February 11, 1920, in Salamanca, New York, the son of Anthony and Frances (Dry) Prusinowski. On May 10, 1941, he and Catherine Louise Chambers were united in marriage. Mr. Prusinowski was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Nixa and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cattaraugus, where he served as Eucharist Minister, and trustee. He was employed by Motorola as a field service engineer, and later retired from Admiral in 1986. Bill was an avid Buffalo Bills and Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" football fan. He loved to golf, bowl, and challenge the daily newspaper crossword puzzle. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors include: His wife, Catherine; five children, Catherine Miller, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mary Lou Harrison, Irvine, California, Thomas Prusinowski, Nixa, Joseph Prusinowski and wife, Judy, Victor, New York, and Anna Foster and husband, Gray, Nixa; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A son, William James Prusinowski, and grandson, Richard Paul DiSalvo, preceded him in death, as well as 11 brothers and sisters, and his parents. According to his wishes he was cremated. A memorial service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi in Nixa on Saturday, January 28, at 5:30 p.m. A separate service will be held at a later date in Cattaraugus, New York.

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