Tahlequah Daily Press

January 15, 2013

Ruth W. Pruitt


TAHLEQUAH — Services for Ruth W. Pruitt will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Tahlequah, with Rev. James Graham officiating.

Viewing will follow at the Hart Funeral Home from 1-5 p.m. Services were entrusted to the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. The online guest book is available at www.hartfuneralhome.net.

On Jan. 12, 2013, Ruth W. Pruitt returned home to her Lord Jesus. She was and will be remembered as a kind and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. She lived her life as an example of one who is generous, patient, kind, charitable, trusting and good.

Ruth was born June 21, 1935, in DeValls Bluff, Ark., to Henry and Hattie Weare. She moved to Tahlequah in 1963 and served the Tahlequah area as a nurse for over 45 years. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. Her love for her church family kept her busy with countless projects, including mission trips, Feed My Sheep, God Answers Prayers, United Methodist Women, and Vacation Bible School. She was eager to help anyone in need.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lytal Pruitt; brothers, Roy, Robert, Edgar and Arthur; sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah; and granddaughter, Ashley Kaye Pruitt.

She is survived by her sons, William Pruitt and wife Jean of Edmond, and Chris Pruitt of Jay; step-daughter, Mary McVay and husband Dan of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Hailey, Alex, Katie, Lizzie, Travis and Joe; brother, Virgil and wife Mary Anne of California; and her daughter of the heart, Andrea. Many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive her.

One of her favorite Bible verses was Psalm 19:14: “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.” Ruth touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, (918) 456-8823.