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LAZETTA FAE PRUITT COKER

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lazetta Fae Pruitt Coker, 93, formerly of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Liberal, Kan.

She was born Oct. 28, 1916 in Garland, Kan., the daughter of Harry Stanley and Myrtle Ethyl (Emrick) Ridenour.

She married Thomas William "Bill" Pruitt on Nov. 25, 1937 in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death in 1986.

She married Rex Coker May 2, 1992 in Liberal, Kan. He survives of the home.

Fae grew up in Fort Scott, and taught second grade in Devon, Kan., n a two-room schoolhouse until she moved to Wichita, Kan.

There, she taught at Munger School for 15 years. When she moved to Liberal, Kan., she taught school in Plains, Kansas for another 17 years before retiring. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Art from Wichita State University.

She was a member of the Kansas Retired Teachers Association, the Prestige Club, and she volunteered at the Air Museum in Liberal, the Seward County Hospital, and the Senior Citizens Center.

In addition to her husband Rex, she is survived by a son, William S. "Buddy" Pruitt of Garland, Texas, and a daughter, Sandra Fae Farley of Catoosa, Okla., five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill, her parents, and a sister; Anna Mae Johnston

Ronnie Pruitt conducted graveside services 11 a.m Monday, March 29, 2010 at the St. Michael's Cemetery in Fulton.

Services were under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.