Jan. 19, 1936 - June 23, 2014
MORRISON, Ill. — Carlene Pruis, 78, of Morrison, IL, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Ebenezer Reformed Church, Morrison, IL, with Ken Renkes, Director of Congregational Care at Ebenezer Reformed Church, officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, IL. Memorials may be directed to Ebenezer Reformed Church, Morrison, IL.
Carlene was born January 19, 1936, in Morrison, IL, to Carl and Anna (Huizenga) Pruis.
She was educated in the Delphi Grade School and was a 1953 graduate of Morrison High School. She then graduated from Central College, Pella, IA. Later she attended University of Colorado, Denver, CO receiving her Master’s Degree.
Carlene worked at the Morrison Telephone Company in the summers while she was attending school. She was then employed at several different Schools in Sterling, IL in her lifetime.
She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church where she played the organ and piano. She also taught Sunday School, was a member of the Choir and Leader in the Stonecroft Bible Study. Carlene enjoyed traveling in her younger years.
She is survived by one sister, Ruth (John) Boender, Sheldon, IA; one sister-in-law, Phyllis (Willard) Huizenga, Morrison, IL; 10 nieces and nephews, John Pruis, Karl (Rose) Botkin, Mary Botkin, Jan Botkin, Dave (Vera) Boender, Andy (Susan) Boender, Ruth Ann Boender, Leanne (Bill) Boylan, Cindy Pruis, Lynelle Gouger ; many great nieces and nephews; and special friends, Kathy Bealer and Karen Price.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Analene Botkin; two brothers, James and Charles W. Pruis; one niece, Linda Pettinger; one nephew, William Pruis in infancy.
Death date: June 23, 2014