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Pruett, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Pruett, 97, 800 N. Market St., Knoxville, died at 3:36 PM Sunday, February 14, 2010 in the Knox County Nursing Home.

She was born January 31, 1913 in Oakwood, Ill., the daughter of Kline and Ferole Smith Jones. She married John A. Pruett on July 16, 1932 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death in 1972.

She is survived by a son, John L. (and Connie) Pruett of Knoxville, 2 daughters, Marilyn Putnam of Knoxville and Sally (and Larry) Derham of Rio, IL eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Jasper, Lowell and Charles Jones and four sisters Ida Mae Howerter, Maxine Whitcomb, Pauline Bliss, Jennie Lee Parrish.

Ruth was a nursing assistant, working at Galesburg Cottage Hospital for 20 years, and also at the Knox County Nursing Home and Galesburg Mental Health Center. She retired in 1984. She attended high school in Gilson and Galesburg. Ruth was a member of the First Christian Church of Knoxville.

Funeral will be 1:30 PM Thursday, February 18, 2010 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. David Shreeves will officiate. Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 PM Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Knox County Nursing Home or to the First Christian Church of Knoxville. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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