Petersburg Observer, Jan 22, 1926

Mrs. Woodrum Dead
Died at the St. Johns hospital in Springfield, Friday January 15, 1926 at 2:25 a.m. Mrs. Ollie Pruiett Woodrum following a surgical operation which was performed Wednesday.

The deceased was born February 24, 1877 in Taylor County, Kentucky the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Pruiett. She was united in marriage to Richard Woodrum at Jeffersonville, Indiana, Feb. 20, 1893 and to this union seven children were born, three of them having preceded her in death, leaving four daughters, Mr. Eileene Stoppleworth of Springfield, Mrs. Hazel Otken, Mrs. Alta Davis and Della of Tallula.

Many years of her life have been spent in and near Tallula where she and her husband were active farmers until a few years ago when they sold out and took up their residence here in Tallula residing on West Main Street. She was a wonderful neighbor, mother and wife, very active and industrious and a friend to all her neighbors and willingly left her own household duties at any hour of the day or night to help one in need or in sickness. Her happy disposition and pleasing smile won for her many loving friends who will miss her loving kindness. About six months ago her health began to fail and she did not give up to her sufferings until Dec. 23, when she was confined to her bed and remained there until her death came following an operation on January 15th.

Besides her husband and daughters she leaves to mourn her departure, her father, Joseph Pruiett of Campbellsville, Kentucky, three brothers, John of Mason City, William of New Mexico and James of Campbellsville, Kentucky, four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Crooms of Mansville, Ky, Jannie Allen of Liberty, Ky, Anna Hogan of Bradfordsville, Ky and Lucy Weatherford of Florida.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church at 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 17, 1926, conducted by Rev. H. Hanserford. Music was rendered by a quartette composed of Fred Finney, Miss Sarah O'Neal and Mr. And Mrs. --larc Epperly. Burial was in Oakland cemetery in Petersburg. Mr. Woodrum and family wish to express their sincere thanks for the kindness and sympathy shown them during their trouble.

(NOTE: In same paper the following is noted. Joseph Pruiett and son James of Campbellsville, Kentucky attended the funeral of Mrs. Richard Woodrum here Sunday. She was the daughter of the former and sister of the latter. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Cook of near Pleasant Plains, Mr. & Mrs. Jay Marion of Ashland, Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Gilpin of Petersburg, and John Pruiett wife and family of Mason City were attendants here Sunday at the funeral of Mrs. Richard Woodrum.

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