Barbara “Bobbie” Ellen Pruente, age 85, of Verona, Missouri, passed away at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Aurora Nursing Center. She was born April 26, 1932, in Republic, Missouri, the daughter of Russell and Bernice (Davis) Bassore.

Bobbie was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and was a homemaker.

On October 2, 1954, she married Donald Mathias Pruente, in Verona, Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 21, 2014.

She is survived by her son, Matt Pruente, of Verona; three daughters, Jill Kelley of Bois D’arc, Missouri, Jan Davenport of Monett, Missouri and Dona Gwinn of Republic, Missouri; one brother, Bill Bassore of Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Sue Wise of Aurora, Missouri; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her parents, Russell and Bernice, husband, Donald, son, Patrick Joseph Pruente, daughter, Beth Pottenger, brother, Don Bassore and three sisters, Mary Ruth Powell, Virginia Richardson and Pat Neely, preceded her in death.

A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora was held on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Calvary Cemetery in Verona, Missouri.

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