Evelyn Stallings Pruitt, age 89, a resident of Paducah, died Monday, January 23, 2023 at her home in Paducah.
She was born November 23, 1933 in Charleston, Missouri to Marshall Oliver and Nellie Kathryn Feezor Stallings. She was a graduate of Charleston High School in Charleston, Missouri. Evelyn was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Evelyn also had a Master’s Degree from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.
On August 21, 1959, Evelyn married Delbert Pruitt. Evelyn and Delbert have lived in Paducah, Vicksburg, Mississippi and Houston, Texas. Evelyn has worked as a teacher, as a business owner and, in Real Estate. Her main occupation in life was as a mother to her three children. She also spent time helping with her grandchildren when she was needed.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Delbert Pruitt; children, Amy Hollowell (Chris) of Paducah and Andrew Lee Pruitt (Jenny) of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was preceded in death by one son, Delbert Keith Pruitt. Evelyn is also survived by her grandchildren, Brynn Pruitt, Nathan and Jackson Pruitt, and Wesley and Mason Blondell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Martin Stallings, two sisters, Ruth Moore and Mary Drummond. She is survived by one brother, Floyd Stallings (Marilyn) of Charleston, Missouri and two sisters, Shirley Anderson of Charleston, Missouri and Carol Knudson (Joe) of Paducah.
Evelyn and her husband, Delbert, have been members of Baptist churches where ever they have lived. They have most recently been members of First Baptist Church of Paducah. Evelyn has served churches as a Sunday School teacher and nursery worker.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Paducah with Rev. Tommy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow the service at Mt. Kenton Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Paducah.
Pallbearers will be: Wesley Blondell, Mason Blondell, Nathan Pruitt, Jackson Pruitt, Andrew Pruitt and Chris Hollowell.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to: First Baptist Church of Paducah, 2890 Broadway St. Paducah, KY 42001 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 10, Kevil, KY 42053.
Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
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