Obituary: Vonda L. Pruitt



Vonda L. Pruitt, 89, Lafayette, died Jan. 17 at Saint Elizabeth East Hospital.

Vonda was born Sept. 25, 1926 in Arcadia, Ind. to the late Glen and Ethel (Whisman) Gunning.

She married G. Gale Pruitt on June 20, 1947 in Arcadia, Ind.

Vonda attended Butler University and worked as the manager of the cafeterias at the schools in Westfield. Vonda was very active with the Missions Programs and flower arrangements at her church.

In addition to her husband, Vonda is survived by a daughter-in-law, Vicki Pruitt of Lafayette as well as a foster daughter, Tami (husband: Steve) Jones of Florida. She also has five grandchildren  Joel (wife: Rori) Pruitt of Lafayette, Matthew (wife: Sarah) of Pittsburg, PA, and Rachel (husband: Joel) Wesseling of Indianapolis, Indiana.Two foster grandchildren: Stephen and Katie Jones, and  five great-grandchildren: Klayton Pruitt, Kyan Arce, Carson, Caleb, and Cora-Beth Jones.

Vonda is preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Jon Bruce and Mark D. Pruitt, two sisters: Miriam Ehman and Betty Berger, and one brother: Basil Gunning.

Memorial contributions can be donated towards the West Lafayette Christian Church Missions Program. Share memories and condolences online at


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