Green Lawn Abbey

Prout, Marion Houston

Marion Houston Prout
Born 8/27/1891
Died 4/13/1962
Mrs. Marion Huston Prout, 980 Fairway Blvd., member of a pioneer Columbus family and widely known for her charitable and social activities, died Friday in University Hospital after a short illness.
Widow of Dr. Andrew Walter Prout, eye, ear, nose and throat specialist who died in 1948, Mrs. Prout maintained active interest in charitable and social work in the community until recently. She had been ill about a month.
A native of Columbus, she was the daughter of Harry Huston and Fannie Wheeler Huston. Her father was a druggist in the original Neil House, and his father also was one of the city's leading druggists.
Her grandfather, George F. Wheeler, founded one of the city's leading wholesale grocery firms, the Wheeler Grocery Co., at 14 N. High St. about 1880.
Among charitable organizations in which Mrs. Prout was active and held board membership were the Hannah Neil Mission and the Columbus Home for the Aged.
She also was active in work of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church and various clubs.
Private services will be held Monday at the church. Schoedinger funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are three sons, Capt. Andrew W. Jr., U.S. Navy (ret.) and Frank J., both of Columbus, and Huston M. of Eylria; a sister, Mrs. William G. Pace Jr., Columbus and five grandchildren.
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