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Evelyn Prunty

Monday, January 21, 2002

Evelyn G. Prunty, 85, of Marcus, passed away Tuesday, January 15, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee, with Mr. Gregg Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie View Cemetery at Paullina. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m., at the Church on Monday. Visitation will be on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Evelyn was born February 11, 1916, on a farm near Paullina, to Alvan and Ricky (Ehlers) Potter. When her father died in 1918, her mother moved the family to Cleghorn. She graduated from Cleghorn High School in 1933. She attended Morningside College in Sioux City, from 1933 to 1934 and Cherokee Junior College from 1934 to 1935. She was married to Kenneth W. Prunty on December 15, 1937 at Cleghorn. She and her husband farmed in Liberty Township for many years. Evelyn started giving piano lessons in her home and eventually traveled to Marcus and Cherokee to give lessons. Her numbers grew to a point where she utilized the Cherokee Community Center to give piano lessons. Evelyn had been a piano teacher for 64 years in this area. She was a member of the First Church of Christ and had played the piano and organ in that Church for many years. She was member of the Cherokee Tone Circle, member of the Iowa Federated Music Club and had been a district director, member and Past President of Sioux City Piano Teachers Club, Sioux City Morning Musical Teacher's Club, National Guild of Piano Teachers, had been a member of various music clubs and organizations in this area and also enjoyed reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on January 2, 1978, and a brother Russell Potter.

She is survived by three children: Kenwood Prunty and his wife Dorothy of Clear Lake; Ronald Prunty and his wife Merrie of Papillion, NE; Patricia Aylott and her husband Thomas of Bella Vista, Ark; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.