Barton "Bart" Pruden

July 14, 1963August 27, 2018

Barton A. Pruden, 55 of Columbus passed away on Monday, August 27th, 2018. Bart was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 14th, 1963 to his loving parents, Al and Lynne Pruden. He was a Graduate of Eastmoor High School and proudly wore the number 65 as a Warrior Football player. He was an Owner/Operator Truck Driver. Bart was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a very happy person and was passionate for his family and those things that he loved. He loved his Big Little Truck “BLT” and truly enjoyed life to the fullest. He will always be remembered for his optimism and humor and will be missed by all that knew him. Bart was survived by his wife, Mercy; parents, Al and Lynne Pruden; brothers, Gregory (Jennifer Hickey) Pruden, and Shawn (Julie Moore) Pruden; daughter, Leah (Randy) Russell; granddaughter, Lyla Pruden; nephew, Jerahmey (Mariah) Pruden; as well as many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Anna and Jack Pruden; and Edward and Louise Schomaker. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday September 5th, 2018 at 11AM at the HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME (436 N. Broad St. Lancaster, OH 43130) with Pastor Rick Jones officiating. Burial is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8PM at the funeral home; as well as ONE HOUR PRIOR to the services on Wednesday.



  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 5, 2018


  • Burial

Barton "Bart" Pruden

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Thomas (tOM) Davis

October 8, 2018

Back in 1974 as a young college student I met Bart as a youngster at the mall when your mother Lynne was doing artist drawings. I worked at one of the stores in the mall. I was impressed by her drawings and for the love of her children and her husband. I came upon an old letter sent to me by your mother in 1977. I cherish my memories of meeting your mother and would drop by and say hello every time that she was in the mall. She made my life away from home very comforting. In looking for you and a contact number, I came upon the obit of your son. I'm sorry to hear about the lose of your son. May God Bless you and your family and you receive his grace during this healing period. I can be reached at 804-436-6185.

Jeffrey Ushry

September 5, 2018

Condolences to the family of Bart Pruden. I will always remember Bart and his brother playing baseball and their dad being part of The Eastland A's Baseball Association. Part of the fabric of our neighborhood, Berwyn. Bart could play some football too. He made Eastmoor proud. #warriors4life
May God give comfort to your family.

Jeffrey Ushry

Joel Kellogg

August 30, 2018

I will always associate the friendship I had with Bart with baseball, the game to this day I so love. I will never forget the time when the Pruden family and my family were at O'Shannausey boating one day. Bart, Greg and I were playing hot box and I was the runner. I was facing Bart and he drilled me right in the lower chest that knocked me to the ground and took the air right out of me. I can remember him trying to help me up laughing his butt off. I will never forget the expression on his face as he was pulling me up. God bless him and all of the Pruden family.

Toy Wong

August 30, 2018

I am deeply saddened to hear about the lost of Bart. Cherishing all the sweet memories a little more of the time spent with the family. Will keep you guys in my thoughts.

Danya Gregory

August 30, 2018

WOW. I was so shocked about your ascent into HEAVEN. I will ALWAYS treasure memories of EASTMOOR CLASS OF 81. YOU were a leader, friend, and all around wonderful person. Say hi to Brian.

Sharon Mathews

August 30, 2018

There is no way I can express in words how saddened my heart is at your loss.
I have so many fond memories of Bart, as I'm sure so many others do; he will remain in our hearts forever.

My thoughts, prayers and love are with you!

Sharon Mathews

Michael Banister

August 30, 2018

My condolences to Bart's family and friends. I was saddened to hear of his passing. We weren't friends in high school but we had classes together, and he was such a cool guy. Bart was a star jock on the football team but treated everyone with respect. I remember he had a lot of school spirit. I hate that we've lost another member of the Eastmoor Class of '81 family. Rest in heaven Bart.

Kim Mash

August 30, 2018

My heart is saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Kim

Jackie Johnson

August 30, 2018


So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

Love, Jackie