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Almyra Pruitt

April 18, 1936 — May 21, 2021

Almyra Pruitt, 85, of Barton City, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her family. Born April 18, 1936 to Henry and Myrtle (Holloway) Edwards in Bee Branch, Arkansas, she was raised there and in Missouri. On December 12, 1951, she married Buddy Pruitt in California. They resided in Missouri and California before settling back in Michigan. Almyra was a devoted homemaker who was active in her children’s activities. She was a wonderful cook, and was known for her chocolate gravy and her fried chicken. She loved her garden, and enjoyed word search puzzles, fishing, playing cards and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Barton City Eagles Auxiliary #4141 where she served as past president. Almyra is survived by three daughters, Henrietta (Wayne) Fortney, Vickie (Robert) Phipps, and Sherri Apsey, eleven grandchildren, Angela Ross, Tonya Boettge, Cassie Blascyk, Amber Foote, Christy Havens, Brandi Parden, Jodi Neuman, Jamie Blain, Laura Aube, Alisha Apsey, and N.J. Apsey, 19 great grandchildren, three sons-in-law, Norman Apsey, Matt Robinson, and Denny Blain, four sisters, Edna Crain, Shirlene Nelson, Vanessa Quinn, and Theresa Kirkendoll, and one brother Charles Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy, on January 30, 2020, and her daughter Marsha Robinson. Mrs. Pruitt is at Gillies Funeral Home in Lincoln, where friends may call on Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 12:00 PM until the service at 2:00 PM. Rev. Timothy Azzam will officiate. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Compassus. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Almyra Pruitt, please visit our flower store.


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