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Etta M. Pruitt

January 7, 1931 January 18, 2020
Etta M. Pruitt
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Obituary for Etta Marie Pruitt (Painter)
Etta Marie Pruitt (Painter), Age 89, of Vincennes IN, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Gentle Care Nursing Facility where she lived for 10 years. Etta was born on January 7, 1931 to Cecil W. and Cleo R. (Richman) Neighbors. She graduated from Lawrenceville High School in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She was a homemaker most of her life and loved her 5 children. Etta was a kind and gentle soul and lived a simple life. She always said her children were her greatest achievement in life.
She is survived by her children, Bill Painter (farmer) and Marge, her daughter in law, lives in Lawrenceville IL and has three children, Andy Painter, Lori Fox (Kevin) and Shelly (Randy) Higginbotham. John Painter (heavy equipment operator) lives in Vincennes IN and has two children, Shannon (John) Eickhoff and Eric Painter. Joyce Benjamin (Family Nurse Practitioner) and L J, her son in law, lives in Goodyear AZ and has one son, Joe Benjamin. Linda Cagle of Washougal WA (retired from Pendleton Woolen Mills and now a health care provider manager) has 3 children, Tonia Clark, Shawn Cagle and Chad Cagle. Beth Meeks (Meeks Real Estate & Meeks Insurance) and Brent, her son in law of Vincennes IN has 2 daughters, Chelsea Meeks and Payton Meeks. Etta also had 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Etta had nine siblings. Five of her siblings are still living: Nancy Hettich and Susie O’Dell of Lawrenceville IL, David Neighbors of Flat Rock IL, Gracie Taylor of Maiden VA and Mary Lou Small of Olive Branch MS.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Cecil W. & Cleo (Richman) Neighbors, Siblings, Helen Lee Jewell , Sally Painter, Jimmy Neighbors, Chuck Neighbors, and a great Grandson, Gage Higginbotham. Her family also wishes to acknowledge Paul Pruitt, Etta’s second husband for 22 years, who passed away in 2006. Etta and Paul enjoyed a loving relationship.

A memorial service will be held at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with visitation from 2-5 pm. The funeral service will be held at 5 pm, with Garth Whewell, pastor of Rising Sun Christian Church, where Etta was a member all her life will officiate. The grave site service will be private, with only immediate family attending. The family would like to recognize the Gentle Care Nursing Facility where she lived for 10 years. Etta loved the staff who treated her like a queen. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Gentle Care Nursing Facility at 1202 South 16th Street, Vincennes IN 47591. Etta was recently admitted to Heart to Heart Hospice which the family would like to recognize for their wonderful care.


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Visitation

Sunday

26

Jan

2:00 PM 1/26/2020 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1/26/2020 5:00:00 PM
Duesterberg-Fredrick

521 Vigo Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Duesterberg-Fredrick
521 Vigo Street Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

Memorial

Sunday

26

Jan

5:00 PM 1/26/2020 5:00:00 PM
Duesterberg-Fredrick

521 Vigo Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Duesterberg-Fredrick
521 Vigo Street Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

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Gentle Care Nursing Facility

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