Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, Texas Wednesday Morning, October 22, 1952
Funeral Pending for Winters Woman
Winters, Oct. 21 - Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mrs. Jack Pruette, 59, a resident of Winters since 1826, who died in her home here at 3:45 am Tuesday. They will be announced by Spill Funeral Home on Wednesday.
Mrs. Pruette had been in ill health for a number of years and in serious condition since Sunday.
She was born Lena A. Heilig on October 30, 1892 in East St. Louis, and was married to Jack Pruette in Carlisle, Illinois on June 8, 1915.
They lived in Carlisle until 1920 when they came to Ballinger. In 1922, they moved near Winters and to the town of Winters in 1926.
She was a member of the Germany Evangelical Church.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Capt. Norman L. Pruette, now of Okinawa, J. Norris Pruette and Royce Gladden Pruette, both of Carlsbad, NM., and Dennis, a freshman in Winters, High School; six daughters, Mrs. Roger Kerr of Erie, Pennsylvania, Mrs. J.E. Lynn and Jacqueline Pruette, both of Odessa, Mrs. John Pelechak(sic - should be Telepchak) of Newark, Ohio, and Julia Pruette, a in Winters High School; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Scully of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. Lillie Van Dornis of East St. Louis, Missouri; and one brother, Charles Heilig of East St. Louis.