JoAnn H. Pruett

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JoAnn H. Pruett, nee Foster, 79, of Freeburg, IL, born December 6, 1938, in Pontiac, MI, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh, IL, surrounded by her family.

JoAnn was a graduate of O’Fallon Township High School class of 1957. She worked as a physical therapy assistant for 15 years.  JoAnn was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.  She raised six children and was very active in her kids’ lives.  JoAnn enjoyed attending their sporting events and spending weekends at the lake house.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 46 years, Clyde Pruett, whom she married on July 13, 1957 in Corinth, MS, and who died on May 1, 2003; a son, Daniel L. Pruett; and her parents, Rofield and Sylvia, nee Schuster, Foster; a brother, Stephen Foster; a sister, Dona Lee (Walter) Monroe; and a daughter-in-law, Sally Pruett.

Surviving are three sons, Mark S. Pruett of Mascoutah, IL, Todd A. (Mary Lou) Pruett of Belleville, IL, and Timothy W. (Leslie) Pruett of Freeburg, IL;
two daughters, Shelly K. (Lonnie) Mudd of Carterville, IL, and Amy L. (Rich) LeFebvre of Glendale, AZ;
13 grandchildren, Ben (Molly) Mudd, Ashley (Jason) Totten, Bryan (Heather) Ford, Terry (Nichole) Pruett, Levi (Lydia) Mudd,Lori Pruett, Todd Pruett, Carrie Pruett, Abraham (fiancée Kailey Ackerman) Pruett,Sam Pruett, Erin (friend Slade Downing) Pruett, Joseph Pruett,and Jacob Pruett;three great-grandchildren, Brooke Ford, Michael Totten, and Cora Pruett;a brother, Ronald (Michelle) Foster of Chicago, IL;and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or to Freeburg Community High School District 77 Foundation to continue a scholarship in JoAnn and Clyde’s name. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.

Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


3 Comments on JoAnn H. Pruett

Janet Kuhlmann Palmer said : Guest Report May 23, 2018 at 4:12 PM

My sympathy at the death of your mom. She was the first of the O'Fallon "town kids" to make a country kid coming in from a different school feel welcome when we entered high school in 1953. Although we lost touch after high school I will always remember her as a delightful person,

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Suellen Thompson in said : Guest Report May 22, 2018 at 2:28 PM

Thinking of you and sending prayers of support. Love Sue and Dick.

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Joel Pikey said : Guest Report May 22, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Todd, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Joel & Alexandra Pikey

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