Marcia A. Pruett, of Dowagaic

Jan. 10, 1934 — May 29, 2020

Marcia Ann Pruett, 86, of Dowagiac, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2020, at her daughter’s residence in Okemos, Michigan, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Dowagiac, the oldest of three children of Homer and Virginia (Foreman) Bailey.

On Sept. 2, 1951, Marcia was united in marriage to Curtis Pruett Jr., in Dowagiac, until his passing in 1995.

Following her marriage to Curt, she was employed by The Heddon Company as a bookkeeper for many years until their closing in 1984. Marcia was then appointed Treasurer for the City of Dowagiac. Marcia retained her position as Treasurer until her retirement.

Surviving are her son, Greg (Lauryn) Pruett, of Cedar Park, Texas; daughter, Karen Rutherford, of Okemos; six grandchildren, Sheree Irwin, Jennifer (Danny) Cook, Pamela (Jason) Olivarez, Mark (Kim) Pruett, Jodi (Alex) Croft, Delaney Rutherford; six great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Katherine and Andrew Cook, McKenna and Jackson Olivarez and Wren Pruett; sister, Joyce Bailey, of Dowagiac; brother, Michael Bailey, of Dowagiac; and several nieces and nephews. Marcia will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 43 years, Curt; daughter, Linda Pruett; great-grandson, Justin Cross (Olivarez); and son-in-law, Bob Rutherford.

Mrs. Pruett will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Marcia be directed to a charity of one’s choice.

Please contact Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals for arrangements at or (269) 445-2435.

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