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James Prunty

James Prunty

James C. Prunty, 79, of Marissa, IL; born March 15, 1932 in Fairmont, VA; died on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Prunty graduated from the University of Notre Dame as a Mechanical Engineer and was employed by Joy Manufacturing Company, Bethlehem Steel and Tabor Machine. He served in the United States Army in Germany.

Jim was an ardent golfer and after retirement worked as a Marshall at Stonewolf Golf Course and The Orchards Golf Course, proud to admit to shooting his age 133 times. He was also a member of the Marissa Recreation Area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall E. and Genevieve, nee Clevenger, Prunty. One brother, Marshall E. Prunty, Jr. of Evanston, IL.

Surviving are his wife Carol, nee Leinecke, Prunty whom he married on December 5, 1990. Three children – Raymond “Benjie” (Lucy) Prunty of Jenkins, KY; Dr. Marshall “Eddie” (Melinda) Prunty of Belton, KY; Scarlet Sexton of Cadiz, KY. Eight grandchildren – Jamie R. Prunty of Jacksonville, TX; Ricca (Randal) Browning of Lexington, KY; Tasha (Daniel) Hammond of Lawrenceburg, KY; Tawney (Cody) Willoughby of Killin, AL; Chistin Baker of Lawrenceburg, KY; Kaci Prunty of Lexington, KY; Lindsay (Marc) Searcy of Calhoun, KY; Hillary (Kyle) Martin of Owensboro, KY. Four great grandchildren – Will Searcy; Genevieve “Evie” Searcy; Anabel Hammond; Paxton Browning. One stepson – Mark (Anita) Schneidewind of Joliet, IL. One step grandson – Dr. Michael Schneidewind of Danville, IL. One brother – Dr. Michael (Nancy) Prunty of Lexington, KY. One sister-in-law – Mary Sheridan of Evanston, IL. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Southern Illinois Hospice or to the donors’ choice.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 10:00am to 10:30am.

Funeral: Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:00am with Father James Nall officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:00pm.

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  1. Administrator says:


    Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers and will be going forward.


    Posted by: Jean Vincenc – Saint Louis, MO – friend Jan 26, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    Carol and Family
    We are very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing–he was always a great joy to be around and alot of fun to play golf with–we really enjoyed the trip to Myrtle Beach together a few years ago—our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mark & Tammy

    Posted by: Mark & Tammy Miller – Bowling Green, KY – friends Jan 28, 2012

  3. Administrator says:


    So sorry to hear about James. Jerry had told me at the class reunion about James. Take care of yourself. You have our sympathy.
    Orville/Nancy Liefer

    Posted by: Orville & Nancy (Becker) Liefer – Red Bud, IL – Lived next door when growing up Jan 28, 2012

  4. Administrator says:

    Carol dear! We will miss Jim, our friend of many years and Dean’s golf mentor. Jim always had a cheery greeting for everyone. How could anyone ever forget the delightful Prunty couple!!!

    Posted by: Dean & Lita Castleman – Friend Jan 28, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    Carol, So sorry to hear about Jim, and sorrier that I won’t be able to get to the Funeral Home, but I am scheduled to work. Would love to see Mark – tell him I said Hi. My thoughts and prayers are with you – will see you when you feel up to Bridge. Love, Barb

    Posted by: Barb Constance – Belleville, IL – Bridge friend Jan 28, 2012

  6. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, Carol. Played a number of rounds with him and both of us really enjoyed being with him on and off the course. Saw him get two hole in ones. The one on hole 6 (Stonewolf) counted, The other was on 13. He mishit his first shot, threw down another ball in disgust, and holed it out which made him REALLY disgusted. What a wonderful game !! We will miss him and remember him every time we play Stonewolf. With sympathy, Carla and David Ziff

    Posted by: David and Carla Ziff – Fairview Hts, IL – friends Jan 30, 2012

  7. Administrator says:

    Carol, I am so sorry to hear that your husband passed away. I am just now reading this and want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You had told me that he was in poor health, but I did not know about his passing. Hugs to you.

    Posted by: Julia (Ballard) Crumley – San Angelo, TX – Friend of Carol Jan 21, 2013

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