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Ruth Pruitt Willis, 83, Burkesville, KY (1936-2019)

Ruth Pruitt Willis of Burkesville passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at her home. She was 83 years old.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019, at 2pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery.

The family requests visitation on Thursday, December 20, 2019, from 4pmCT until 9pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

Ruth was born on December 2, 1936 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Andy Burr Pruitt and Arlie Short Pruitt.

She had worked for 15 years in the cafeteria at Kettle School and operated Willis Barbeque for 35 years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Roy Willis, eleven siblings, James, Howard, Deli, Will Ed, Laura Mae, Maggie, Opal, Altie, John, Russell "Dick", and Richard "Doc".

Survivors Include:
  • Two Sons- Stevie Willis and his wife Carla and Anthony Jones and his wife Angela all of Burkesville, KY
  • One Daughter- Arlene Young and her husband Greg of Burkesville, KY
  • Six Grandchildren- Victoria Humphrey and her husband Joseph, Tyler Willis and his fiance Jessie Stone, Paige Parrigin and her husband Spencer, Matthew Jones, Peyton Young, and Dawson Jones and his fiance Kasey Vibbert
  • Two Great Grandchildren- Damian Humphrey and Kadin Humphrey
  • A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to WE CARE or the Christian Chapel Cemetery Fund.

Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences at

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Ruth Pruitt Willis, 83, Burkesville, KY (1936-2019)

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