LAZETTA F.P. COKER PDF Print E-mail
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Lazetta Fae Pruitt Coker, 93,  died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in Liberal.

She was born Oct. 28, 1916, to Harry Stanley and Myrtle Ethyl (Emrick) Ridenour in Garland.

She married Thomas William “Bill” Pruitt Nov. 25, 1937, in Fort Scott. He died in 1986.

She then married Rex Coker May 2, 1992, in Liberal. He survives.

She taught second grade in Devon in a two-room schoolhouse until she moved to Wichita. There, she taught at Munger School for 15 years. She taught school in Plains for another 17 years before retiring. She received a bachelor of arts degree in music and art from Wichita State University.

She was a member of the Kansas Retired Teachers Association and the Prestige Club, and she volunteered at the air museum in Liberal, the Seward County Hospital and the Senior Citizens Center.

She is also survived by one son, William S. “Buddy” Pruitt, Garland; one daughter, Sandra Fae Farley, Catoosa, Okla.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister; Anna Mae Johnston

o Graveside services will be at 11 a.m Monday at the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Fulton with Ronnie Pruitt presiding.

 
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