Retha Prather

Retha PratherRetha M. Prather, 78, of Rushville died at 1 a.m. Oct. 19, 2013, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

She was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler Co., a daughter of Irvin and Kathleen Morrell Wells. She married William Prather on June 26, 1954, in Mount Sterling. He preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 2009.

She also was preceded in death by one sister, Eileen Rohn; and two infant brothers, Jimmy and Gary Wells.

Surviving are two sons, Terry (and Kathy) Prather and Scott (and Angie) Prather, both of Rushville; one daughter, Marsha (and Gary) Morrell of Camden; three brothers, Dale Wells of Camden, Maurice Wells of Tennessee, Ill., and Dennis (and Sally) Wells of Macomb; two sisters, Betty Chapman (and fiancée Garry Rayl) of Quincy and Ruby (and Ron) Rice of Rushville; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She graduated from Rushville High School in 1952.

She worked as a switchboard operator for Schuyler Telephone Company before her marriage. She was a lifelong farm wife.

Services were held Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Mr. David Haney officiating. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Dr. Russell R. Dohner Living Memorial or Rushville-Industry FFA Chapter.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/23/2013

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