Dorothy M. Steele Pruitt


Dorothy M. Steele Pruitt, 90, of Edinburgh, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation of Columbus.

She was born Nov.  22, 1924, in Brown County. She was the daughter of Clifford L. Steele and Vina (Wright) Steele Harrison.

She married Ernest L. Pruitt on May 24, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2008. They were married for 66 years.

She is survived by sons, Larry E. Pruitt of Boynton Beach, Florida, and Terry L. Pruitt of Columbus; grandchildren, Tonya (Christopher) Shewmake of Columbus and Eric Pruitt of Louisville, Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Lydia, Elaina, Caleb and Sarah; many nieces and nephews; and a close family friend, Robert C. Ackerman of Boynton Beach, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Artie Harrison; her husband; brothers, Lee Steele and Thomas Steele; and sisters, Carmen McQueen Readnour, Lucille Krebbs, Hazel Krebbs, Mary Roberts and Nadene Wilson.

She was a member of the Amity Baptist Church.

Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.

The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate staff of Kindred Care, as well as Kindred at Home Hospice.

Funeral services will conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday by Rev. Doug Brown at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, 302 E. Main Cross St., Edinburgh. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.