Pauline Frances (Pruitt) Hartke Nov. 9, 1917 - May 14, 2008

Sep 4, 2015


Pauline Frances (Pruitt) Hartke, 90, Norwalk, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

She was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Coatesville, Ind. She was a long-time member of Messiah Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Mo. and was an avid seamstress.

Pauline is survived by two daughters, Judith Biby of Columbus, Ohio, and Paula (Paul) Raab of Norwalk; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two half brothers, James and William Pruitt, St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Hartke in 2000; parents, Drassa and Vesta (Garner) Pruitt; and brother, Robert.

Friends will be received 3-5 p.m. Sunday in Groff Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Milan. Funeral services will be conducted at approximately 3 p.m. Monday at Mount Olive Cemetery, Mount Olive, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, One Jude Place Building, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.

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