Vivian Pruitt

Vivian Pruitt, 98, of Columbia, Missouri passed awayThursday June 12, 2014. Funeral services will be heldTuesday June 17 at 1 p.m. at Maryville United Methodist Church with visitation at the church at noon.  Vivian (Parks) was born March 18, 1916 in Salina, Kansas. She married Paul Pruitt in 1941 and after many US Air Force posts abroad they became long time residents of Maryville, Missouri and members of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by sons Paul Leroy, Robert, Richard and David, and grandchildren Cole, Ryan, Stella and Nicholas. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul.


  1. Scott Moon on June 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire family as you prepare for the Celebration of Vivian’s life on Tuesday in Maryville.

  2. Arrianna Jaben on June 15, 2014 at 11:41 am

    My condolences for your loss. Vivian was such a warn and loving person to all her family.

  3. George and Mary Spratt on June 16, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    We send all good wishes to your family, and hope that this time can be one of celebration of all the happy times you had together, as well as grieving for the loss of Vivian. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Dale & Kathy VanSickle on June 18, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Our positive thoughts & prayers go out to Vivian’s Family. Wishing you all comfort & peace.

  5. Karen Gile on June 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

    So sorry we did not attend Aunt Vivian services. We were out of town & did not get the message until Wed. the 18th. Our love & prayers are with all of you.
    Karen & Larry

  6. Audrey on June 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I did not know Mrs Pruitt, I was simply charmed by her darling photo as I was looking for a friend on the funeral home’s website.

    She must have been a sweet soul as a woman with a face as attractive as hers — with her cute smile, that adorable tilt to her hat and all framed with dark curls. I sigh… Mrs. Pruitt looks like she was ‘a living doll.’ Seeing this picture reminded me of the words of Rose O’Neill. I close with them now — moved by the youthful beauty of this woman in the photograph. Mrs Pruitt must have had a constant grace through out her lifetime as she had a face to inspire strangers to write…
    “Few they are,
    And they are far from here,
    Who knew how young and dear I was,
    When I was young and dear.”

  7. Drew on April 12, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I know her granddaughter and if she was as sweet as her I know she must have touched many lives for the better!

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