Obituary: Bryant Pruett


Bryant Ottes (Baby Bop) Pruett, infant son of Jason and Andrea Pruett, of Calamus, passed away while in his parents’ arms, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated. The family requested that baseball attire be worn to the funeral service. Burial followed at Knoxville Cemetery in Knoxville, Ill. Following the committal service, the family invited friends and loved ones to join them for a luncheon of celebration at the Knoxville American Legion. Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bryant Pruett Memorial Fund, to be distributed amongst several charities that have been helpful to the family.

To Bryant, what would have been our future Grand Champion pig showman, and Chicago Cubs All Star Player, we love you more.

Those left to cherish Bryant’s memory include his parents, Jason and Andrea Pruett, sisters, Shelby and Tenley, grandparents, Ron and Jeanne Wilt, of Walnut, Ill., and William and LuAnn Pruett, of Gilson, Ill., great-grandparents, Dean Ganshow, Dolores Wilt, and Richard Pruett, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bryant was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

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