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Eloise Prewett

March 17, 1922 April 9, 2018
Eloise Prewett
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Eloise Taylor Prewett, 96-year-old Vinita, Oklahoma resident passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at Heartsworth Assisted Living in Vinita.
Eloise was born in Ellis County Oklahoma to Frank Ford and Edith May (Kerr) Taylor on March 17, 1922.
Eloise graduated from Bishop High School in 1940 and started teaching there at age 19. She graduated with honors from Northwestern State University in Alva, Oklahoma with degrees in Physics and Biology.
Eloise married Iven J Prewett on July 10, 1948.
She was a perfect example of who many refer to as the greatest generation. She understood at an early age that tragedy and loss do not define a person. She lost her father at age 4 and her mother in the 1947 Higgins tornado. She chose to be well educated and encouraged others to do the same. Many former students attribute their success in part to having her and her husband Iven as teachers in upper level science and math.
Eloise was active in church and communities in Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. She and Iven, along with their children farmed, raised cattle, and operated a heavy equipment business. Eloise was a good cook and seamstress while juggling teaching and farm work.
Eloise was preceded in death her by husband Iven, brother Harold Taylor, and sister Doris Brueggeman.
She is survived by her three children: Dennis Prewett and wife Jane of Fort Worth, Texas; Nancy Dehart and husband Welch of Vinita, Oklahoma; and David Prewett and wife Rita of Lubbock, Texas. She is also survived by grandchildren Kim Still, Ashley Prewett, Marilyn Wallace, and Austin Prewett. Great-grandchildren include Taylor Reed, Dylan Reed, Jackson Prewett, Clara Wallace, and Kian Prewett.
Funeral services will be held at 10am on Thursday, April 12 at First Baptist Church in Vinita, Oklahoma with pastor Skip McClain officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home of Vinita. Online condolences can be made at The family request that memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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10:00 AM 4/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Vinita

321 W Illinois
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

First Baptist Church of Vinita
321 W Illinois Vinita 74301 Oklahoma
United States

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Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

Eastern State Road and N 2nd Street
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

Eastern State Road and N 2nd Street Vinita 74301 Oklahoma
United States

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