Nancy Lou Pruden, 84 years, of West Unity, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020, at SKLD-Bryan Center, Bryan, Ohio. Nancy was born August 22, 1936, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of the late William and Marion (Manning) Wrench. She was a 1954 graduate of Diamondale High School, Diamondale, Michigan. She married Robert Hale Pruden on July 27, 1956, in Diamondale, Michigan, and he preceded her in death on April 17, 1974. Nancy was a devoted homemaker, caring for the needs of her family. She was a member of the West Unity United Methodist Church as well as a former member of the Three Arts Club. Nancy enjoyed all her cats, taking daily walks around West Unity, visiting with everybody she met along the way, gardening, sewing and most of all spending time with her family.
Surviving are her five children, Tim Pruden of Marshall, Michigan, Tom (Kim) Pruden of Charlotte, Michigan, Tony (JoDee) Pruden of Charlotte, Michigan, Jeff Pruden of Charlotte, Michigan and Tammy (Brent) Hulbert of Bryan, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Mike (Brandi) Pruden, Tiffany (Brian) Matson, Andy (Holly) Pruden, Matthew (Jennifer) Pruden, Joshua (Ashley) Pruden, Greg (Courtney) Pruden, Natasha (Kollin Woolace) Merschdorf, Miranda (Lucas Leonard) Merschdorf, Cody (Morgan) Hulbert, Cory Hulbert; 14 great-grandchildren, Ivan, Ashley, Erik, Haley, Lola, Landon, Piper, Brooke, Brynn, Jackson, Killian, Skylar, Kolbie and Nolan; one brother, Bob Wrench of Hesperia, Michigan; one sister-in-law, Barb Wrench of Howard City, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Pruden; one brother, Bill Wrench and one daughter-in-law, Kathy Pruden.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no public visitation or services at this time. Memorial service for Nancy Pruden will be held at a later date, when it is safe to gather and celebrate her life. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity, Ohio 43570.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the Williams County Humane Society, 9464 County Road 13, Bryan, Ohio, 43506.
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