JoAnn Scofield, Kettering, Ohio

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JoAnn Scofield

JoAnn Scofield, 78, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Kettering, Ohio. She was a resident of Kettering and a former resident of Brown County and Nineveh.

JoAnn grew up in Knightstown at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home, where she was an accomplished musician and singer. She attended Indiana University, where she received a degree in education. She taught at Nineveh Elementary School and Atterbury Job Corps Center.

Survivors include four children, Kathy Pruitt of Berea, Ky., Andy Pruitt of Oakwood, Ohio, and David Pruitt and Dirk Pruitt, both of Greenwood; a brother, John Scofield of Stockton, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Pruitt.

The family is planning a private memorial service.

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