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Barbara Jean Pruett

July 7, 1929 — December 3, 2019

Barbara J. Pruett, 90, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, formerly Oquawka, Il, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Park Place Elder Care.

The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, January 3, 2020, at Mamas Place (formerly known as the Eagles Club) in Oquawka. Gifts of love and friendship may be given to EveryStep Hospice of Mt. Pleasant. On-line condolences may be directed to

Born July 7, 1929, in Oquawka. Barbara Jean was the daughter of James William and Marjorie Jean (Brown) DeLaBar. She was a graduate of Oquawka High School. On October 24, 1947, Barbara married Wilbur Leo Pruett in Oquawka. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2019.

Putting her family first, Barbara was a farmers wife, mother, and homemaker.

Barbara is survived by five children, Clarence Jack (Lou) Pruett of Oquawka, IL, Rebecca Beck (James) DeWitt of Canton, IL, Charles Pruett of Clinton, NC, Linda (Rich) Kulp of Oquawka, IL, and Donna (Ed) Whalen of Mt. Pleasant, IA; a brother, Jim (Norma) DeLaBar of Indiana; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie DeLaBar of Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents, Barbara was preceded in death by one brother, Ed DeLaBar; and a daughter-in-law, Colleen Pruett.

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