JoAnn Stewart, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her home in Salem.

She was born Oct. 5, 1942, in Blooming Rose, daughter of Virgil and Gladys Wilson Pruett. She and Bob Stewart were married Dec. 16, 1961.

She raised her children in the St. Louis area before moving to the Salem area in 1995.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her mother, Gladys Pruett; a daughter, Kim Ann Barbera; a granddaughter; two brothers, Junior and Don Pruett; and a sister, Charlotte Parks.

Survivors include three children, Bobbi Pridemore and Michael Stewart of Salem and Don Stewart of Wentzville; her father, Virgil Pruett of Salem; a brother, Bill Pruett of Salem; two sisters, Janice Pruett of Salem and Vicky McDonald of Springfield; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, Dec. 21, at Fox Funeral Home Chapel with Lyndell Decker officiating. Burial was in the Boone Creek Cemetery.

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