March 21, 1962 - October 19, 2021
Jennifer Lee (Pruitt) Barany, age 59 of Portage, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. She was born on the first full day of spring, March 21, 1962, to Richard and Kathleen (Dillon) Pruitt of Hammond, IN. Jennifer is survived by her husband, Ronald E. Barany; step-daughter, Rhema Miller; brothers, R. Scott (Deborah) Pruitt and Christopher C. Pruitt; brothers-in-law, William Barany and Ramon (Nancy) Barany; aunts and uncles, Jerome and Nancy (Pruitt) Rudy, and Carey and Darla (Nickel) Pruitt; nieces and nephews, Katie (Luc) Zromkoski, Hunter Pruitt, Alex Pennington, Nicholas Pruitt, Abigail Pruitt, Liam (Jordan) Barany, Tim (Katie) Barany, and Colleen (Alli) Weiss; beloved cousins and a growing brood of great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Jennifer worked as a lifeguard in her youth and in the hospitality industry for many years. Compassionate, gentle and kind, she was a gifted medical assistant and in-home care provider for the elderly and Alzheimer’s Disease patients. The many people who knew and loved her were drawn to her pure heart and youthful exuberance. She had a gift for making life fun. Jennifer was bright, witty, caring and empathetic. Her positivity was a beacon of light and love in an often dark world. Her love of family, friends and children was unwavering, as was her support for the Chicago Cubs and Bears. No services will be held at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital through the Jennifer Barany Gift Fund.
Jennifer Lee (Pruitt) Barany, age 59 of Portage, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. She was born on the first full day of spring, March 21, 1962, to Richard and Kathleen (Dillon) Pruitt of Hammond, IN. Jennifer is survived by her... View Obituary & Service Information
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