Janet Day Pruden Bright

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MENA, Ark. - Janet Day Pruden Bright, 64, of Mena, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at her home.
She was born Sunday, July 18, 1948, to James Earl Jr. and Jeraldine Day Pruden in Cincinnati. Janet's paternal grandparents were longtime Sidney residents James Earl Sr. and Ruth Pruden.
Janet graduated from Hope High School, and attended the University of Kansas and the University of Texas before receiving a home economics degree from Louisiana Tech University and an accounting degree from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Janet finished her education by receiving a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University Law School. She served on the Law Review for Seton Hall University Law School and was very proud of this achievement. Janet practiced law in New Jersey before retiring to Mena.
Janet loved reading and learning. She also enjoyed her cats, quilting, knitting, and cross-country skiing. Janet was a loving sister, aunt and friend and will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; one brother, Jimmy Pruden; and one nephew, Jim Pruden.
Janet is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Frank Godbold, of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Twyla Pruden, of Hope, Ark.; three nephews: Bill Godbold, of Benton, Ark., Tim Godbold and wife, Suzanne, of Bryant, Ark., and Isaac Pruden, of Hope, Ark.; and one great-nephew, Cooper Godbold, of Bryant, Ark.
The burial will take place at a later date at the Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. Cremation services have been entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena.

Published in Sidney Daily News on Dec. 25, 2012
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