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Hope Star - Hope, AR
  • Janet Pruden Bright - Obituary

  • Janet Day Pruden Bright, 64, of Mena, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at her home.
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  • Janet Day Pruden Bright, 64, of Mena, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at her home. She was born Sunday, July 18, 1948, to James Earl, Jr. and Jeraldine Day Pruden in Cincinnati, Ohio. Janet graduated from Hope High School, and attended the University of Kansas and the University of Texas before receiving a Home Economics degree from Louisiana Tech University and an accounting degree from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She finished her education by receiving a Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University Law School. She served on the Law Review for Seton Hall University Law School and was very proud of this achievement. She practiced law in New Jersey before retiring to Mena. Janet loved reading and learning. She also enjoyed her cats, quilting, knitting, and cross-country skiing. Janet was a loving sister, aunt and friend and will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jimmy Pruden; and one nephew, Jim Pruden. Janet is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Frank Godbold, of Hot Springs Village; her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Twyla Pruden, of Hope; three nephews, Bill Godbold, of Benton, Tim Godbold and wife, Suzanne, of Bryant, and Isaac Pruden, of Hope; and one great-nephew, Cooper Godbold, of Bryant. The burial will take place at a later date at the Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco, Ohio. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena. Online guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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