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Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN

OBITUARY

Melissa Ann Partridge

June 7, 1963January 24, 2020
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Melissa Ann Partridge, 56, died suddenly at her home in Newburgh, IN on Friday, January 24, 2020. She graduated from Castle High School in 1981, where she established the first girl’s golf team and was a finalist in her senior year. She went on to play golf at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Missy’s competitive spirit then took her to the “sunshine state” that she loved, where she pursued her love of golf and Florida. She loved returning home to Indiana, where she began her career at Hamilton Clinic with Dr. Tom Hamilton. There she would make lifelong friends on and off the golf course. Her proudest achievement in golf was winning the Evansville Courier and Press Ladies Championship three times. Missy’s athletic talent would shine along with her many artistic passions. Her creativity and love for the kitchen was a joy for all who were fortunate enough to experience it. Whether in the garden or at a drawing table, Missy embraced working with her hands. She greatly enjoyed ceramics and working with her flowers. The rewards of her work showed the beauty within her wonderful and talented spirit. Missy was funny and fun to be with. She had many friends and seldom met a stranger. Her passion and love for family was foremost in her life and she was loved unconditionally. All who were touched by knowing Missy will always remember her with love, as will her family, forever. Melissa is survived by her son, Benjamin Partridge of Chicago; parents, Marvin and Barbara (Love) Pruett; aunts, Becky Eldridge of Newburgh and Margaret Morrison of Greenwood; cousins, Josh Eldridge of Portland, OR, Jenny Eldridge and Bo Williams of Newburgh, as well as other cousins. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Guy and Ruth Love and Chester and Delilah Pruett, and cousin, Ricky Nicholson. A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261. Friends may visit Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Benjamin Partridge, Son
  • Marvin & Barbara (Love) Pruett, Parents
  • Becky Eldridge, Aunt
  • Margaret Morrison, Aunt
  • Josh Eldridge, Cousin
  • Jenny Eldridge, Cousin
  • Bo Williams, Cousin
  • She also leaves other cousins to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 1, 2020

Memories

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Scott Kelley

February 1, 2020

Marv and Barb,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Scott Kelley

Jim Hallstrom

February 1, 2020

Dear Marv and Barb, I was told of Missy's passing this morning. Sending our condolences from Illinois, however, along with the a memory of a young lady who you pushed me to take golfing at Fendrich as my game needed some help! Missy was still in high school! Missy was a joy to watch her drive straight line shots 50 yards further than my driver using her 3 wood! As her obituary clearly states and I still clearly remember, what a loving and caring daughter! Many times over the years I recall her demeanor and lessons. However, I wish I had more time with her back then as throwing clubs was not in her teaching! God Bless and God be with the entire Pruitt Family.

Becky Litterst

January 30, 2020

Barbara and Marvin,
Our hearts are breaking for you. Missy's life was far too short. Cling to the precious memories to sustain you at this sad time.
With love and prayers.
Becky Litterst and Bill Peck

Nancy Quarcelino

January 29, 2020

Rest In Peace Missy. We will all remember your competitive spirit and love for the game of golf. Thank you for being a part of the WKU golf family. Coach Q

Martha Maikranz

January 29, 2020

I am so thankful and blessed to have had Missy in my life. She always had a smile and a hug for everyone, and was such a joy to be around. We had so much fun on the golf course, riding on her shoulders in tournaments. I will always cherish those memories.
Martha Maikranz

Greg Charnes

January 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Greg Charnes

jimmy hollander

January 28, 2020

I am so-so sorry for this passing. Missy was a wonderful neighbor/childhood friend. All my Love to Marv and Barb.

all my love ,
jimmy hollander

Bindy Miller Holtzclaw

January 28, 2020

Missy was a true genuine person. We were high school teammates and I loved her spirit on and off the court. Her joy and friendliness was very contagious. You will be missed but heaven has been blessed by your energy!
💜Bindy

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Biography

Melissa Ann Partridge, 56, died suddenly at her home in Newburgh, IN on Friday, January 24, 2020.
She graduated from Castle High School in 1981, where she established the first girl’s golf team and was a finalist in her senior year. She went on to play golf at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Missy’s competitive spirit then took her to the “sunshine state” that she loved, where she pursued her love of golf and Florida. She loved returning home to Indiana, where she began her career at Hamilton Clinic with Dr. Tom Hamilton. There she would make lifelong friends on and off the golf course. Her proudest achievement in golf was winning the Evansville Courier and Press Ladies Championship three times. Missy’s athletic talent would shine along with her many artistic passions. Her creativity and love for the kitchen was a joy for all who were fortunate enough to experience it. Whether in the garden or at a drawing table, Missy embraced working with her hands. She greatly enjoyed ceramics and working with her flowers. The rewards of her work showed the beauty within her wonderful and talented spirit. Missy was funny and fun to be with. She had many friends and seldom met a stranger. Her passion and love for family was foremost in her life and she was loved unconditionally. All who were touched by knowing Missy will always remember her with love, as will her family, forever.
Melissa is survived by her son, Benjamin Partridge of Chicago; parents, Marvin and Barbara (Love) Pruett; aunts, Becky Eldridge of Newburgh and Margaret Morrison of Greenwood; cousins, Josh Eldridge of Portland, OR, Jenny Eldridge and Bo Williams of Newburgh, as well as other cousins.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Guy and Ruth Love and Chester and Delilah Pruett, and cousin, Ricky Nicholson.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261. Friends may visit Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.