Janel "Jani" Darlene Prugh\n\nJani passed away peacefully at Durham Hensley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Chuckey, Tennessee on December 7th. She was 53 years old.\n\nJani was the daughter of Dr. John Wiley Prugh and Winifred “Winnie” Prugh. They always called her their “special angel” because she was born at a time when many children with special needs were immediately institutionalized, but they wanted to give Jani a life that could inspire others.\nThanks to her devoted parents, she was able to read and write, play the piano, take dance lessons, and work several jobs from cleaning to production work in a factory setting. She completed her high school education in the Greeneville City School System. She was a beloved member of First Presbyterian Church and was the Bible reader and “artist extraordinaire” in her Sunday School classroom. Her special God given gift was the gift of prayer. She always said, “Look for the rainbows. It’s God’s promise.”\n\nJani was preceded in death by her father, Dr. John Wiley Prugh, mother, Winifred “Winnie” Watson Prugh, brother, Richard Wiley Prugh and brother-in-law, Michael Eugene Dinwiddie.\nShe is survived by 2 sisters, Carolyn Vastine and Christine Dinwiddie, brother, John Prugh, brother-in-law, Boone Vastine, sister-in-law, Alice Prugh, special “sister,” Melissa Webb, special niece, Loni Dinwiddie, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Jani had many, many special friends including her church family at First Presbyterian Church.\n\nJani’s family extends heartfelt gratitude to her loving companion sitters who helped shower her with love in her final years: Robin Anderson, Brenda Franklin, Jaime and Shevon Weems, and Holly Ferguson. Many thanks to the staff at Durham Hensley for your support during a really difficult time. Sincere thanks to sweet Melissa for being such a loving and devoted Soul Sister to Jani. Most importantly, her family sends immense gratitude to Christine Dinwiddie for her unconditional love, care, devotion, and dedication to her baby sister.\n\nA memorial service will be held at 3:00 on January 13, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Presbyterian Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 110 North Main Street, Greeneville TN 37743. This is the perfect colorful fund for Jani.