I have no connection to the Prouty family (that i know of!)--this obituary happened to appear on the same page as that of one of my ancestors.I thought perhaps it may be a help to someone.
The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio Wednesday, December 7, 1966 Miss Lucy O'Neal Prouty, 60, of Chandlersville, an employee of the Muskingum County Home, died at 8 am Tuesday (Dec. 6) at her home. She was born Aug. 19, 1906, in Meigs Township, a daughter of Otis and Nellie Simons.She was a member of Ark Spring Baptist Church and Chandlersville Grange. Surviving are a brother, Donald Prouty of Cumberland Route 1;a sister, Mrs. Lucille Roberts of Chandlersville;serveral nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 pm Friday at Tom Funeral Home in Cumberland with Rev. Roy Keyser and Rev. Victor Edgars officiating.Burial will be in Ark Spring Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today and Thursday at the funeral home.