|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1924|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 2007|
Fort Myers News-Press, 15 Aug 2007 -- Pruella Cromartie Niver Canham, age 82, long time Fort Myers educator passed to eternal rest Tuesday, August 14, 2007 after a long illness.
She is survived by husband, David Canham; daughter, Peddy Moran (Scott Moran); grandson, Matthew Hayhurst (Allison Hayhurst); predeceased by parents, Esten Graham and Mary Lee (Jones) Cromartie of Statesboro, Ga. Pruella is survived by numerous family, friends and students who revered her personal touch, caring attention, and pride for personal history.
As she was fond of saying to those who hope to instill a love of her genteel upbringing, "When I was a little girl". Born December 4, 1924 in Statesboro, Ga. and raised by Georgia Teachers College first head football coach, she developed her life long passion for educating and enhancing the life of children, taking a personal interest in their individual lives. Graduating with honors from Statesboro (Ga.) High School in 1941, she received her degree from modern day Georgia Southern University, participating in numerous special activities including sororities, music production, and earning a BS in Busines and Music. During World War II, she worked at Warner Robbins Air Base participating in several activities such as the USO. She began her elementary teaching career at Westside School in Statesboro and moved to Opelika, Alabama. Pruella and Robert Niver moved to Fort Myers in 1956 and opened the Miracle Mile veterinarian clinic on Cleveland Avenue. She began teaching at North Fort Myers High School in 1967, quickly earning the respect and reputation of students, faculty, and administrators, culminating in her selection of Lee County Teacher of the Year in 1987. In 1982, Pruella met and married David L. Canham, a retired GM Engineer. They enjoyed many years of relaxation and travel, as well as her collections of interesting and unusual articles.
A local service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at the Harvey-Engelhardt-Metz Funeral Home, 1600 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33907, with a reception following the service at 10190 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Final interment at East Side Cemetery, Statesboro, Ga. at a later date.
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