Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gene Curtis Pruett, 87, of Freistatt, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett.

He was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Curtis Depree and Ruby (Allen) Pruett. On Sept. 18, 1987, in Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Dawn TenBroeck, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Robin Rustad and her husband, Mike, of Warren, Mich., and Kathryn Storey and her husband, Andrew, of Burlington, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He spent much of his life in Illinois, working as an assistant advertising director for State Farm Insurance. For several years, he resided in the Eureka Springs, Ark., area, moving to Missouri in 2004.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in St. Marks Cemetery at Hillspeak, Eureka Springs, Ark. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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