Thursday, July 26, 2012

Virginia Viola (Phelps) Pruitt 1916-1986

Virginia Viola Pruitt of Owensville died December 24 in Jefferson City.  She was 69 years old.

Mrs. Pruitt was born January 13,1916 in Osage County, the daughter of the late Albert and Gertha (Shockley) Phelps.  She married John Albert Pruitt December 2, 1939.  He survives.  Other survivors include: one son, James Eugene Pruitt, Fredericktown; two daughters: Phyllis Rae Jett, Bland; and Mary Jane Butler, Belle; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Wayne Phelps, Overland; two sisters: Marie Pruitt, Richland; and Fern Kuhne, Owensville; one uncle, Cecil Shockley, Union.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Eugene Franklin Phelps; and Floyd Allen Phelps; and one granddaughter, Mary Leann Wilbanks.

Mrs. Pruitt was a member of the College Hill Baptist Church.

Services were held December 27 at the College Hill Baptist Church.

Burial was in the Bland Union Cemetery.

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