Comstock nee Pruitt, Lizzie Eveline

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Horine Cemetery, RIchwoods, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to St. Clair Meals on Wheels Program


Lizzie Eveline Comstock of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair, surrounded by the love of her family, on March 17, 2019, having reached the age of eighty-five years, four months and sixteen days. Lizzie was born in Richwoods, MO, on October 31, 1933, daughter of Julish Francis Pruitt and Effie Evaline Pruitt nee Stroup. On June 26, 1954, she was united in marriage to Earl Joseph Comstock and eight daughters came to bless this union.

Lizzie is survived by seven daughters, Sharon Prichard of St. Clair, MO, Dr. Donna Sweets and husband, Paul, of Newburgh, IN, Brenda Bess of St. Clair, Anna Prichard and husband, Sid, of Pacific, MO, Kathryn Bell, known to all as Kate, and husband, Michael, of St. Clair, Frances Stieglitz and husband, Christopher, of Cincinnati, OH and Liz Clark and husband, Danny, of St. Clair; by three brothers, John Pruitt and wife, Betty, of St. Clair, Jim Pruitt and companion, Annette, of Cadet, MO and Daniel Pruitt and wife, Jenny, of Arkansas; by two sisters, Jane Arnold and Nancy Pruitt both of Farmington, MO; by eighteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Lizzie was preceded in death by her parents, Julish and Effie Pruitt; by her husband, Earl Comstock; by one daughter, Dawn Comstock; by one son-in-law, Robert Prichard, Sr; by one brother, infant Joseph Pruitt, and by three sisters, Susie Courtaway, infant Bertha Pruitt and Ann Comstock.

Lizzie was a Christian of the Pentecostal faith and past member of the United Pentecostal Church in Sullivan, MO. During her working career she was employed for five years as a laborer at Deb Shoe Company and later at International Shoe Company, both in St. Clair, MO. For most of her life, Lizzie had made caring for her home and family her career in life and she never tired of her job. Lizzie was an avid reader that enjoyed doing word puzzles, doodling pictures and sewing by hand. She also loved watching Little House On The Prairie on television and listening to classic country music, especially Johnny Cash. Lizzie was happiest when she was with her children and grandchildren and she cherished the time they spent together. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live in their hearts forever.

A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, step-grandmother, step-great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Kyle Schmidt officiating. Interment was in Horine Cemetery in Richwoods, MO. Memorials may be made to St. Clair Meals on Wheels Program.