Cora Genevieve (Ward) Pruett (1924 - 2017)

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Cora Genevieve Pruett, 93, of Brownstown, passed away at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at her daughter's home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Griffith Cemetery in rural Brownstown, with the Rev. Jim Dann officiating. Memorials: Donor's choice. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Pruett was born on Friday, Aug. 1, 2017, in Brownstown, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Smith) Ward. She married Ivan E. Pruett on April 19, 1943, in Vandalia; he passed away on Nov. 6, 2005.
She worked in Illiopolis at the power plant, making ammunition during World War II, while her husband served in the war in Germany. When he came home, she devoted her life to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Galen Pruett and his wife Glenna of Vandalia; daughter, Sondra Thompson of Brownstown; grandchildren, Ivan Pruett Jr. and his wife Christina of Brownstown, Shelly and her husband Kevin White of Brownstown, Terry Thompson and his wife Angie of Vandalia, Carla and her husband Charlie Hassebrock of Edgewood, Derek Pruett and his wife Tara of Brownstown, Dustin Pruett and his wife Lynze of Brownstown; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Ivan Ray Pruett and Larry Joe Pruett; grandson, Chaney Pruett; three brothers; and three sisters.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Aug. 14 to Aug. 23, 2017
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