Keith Prather

Keith R. Prather, 64, of Astoria died at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 28, 2015, at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton.

He was born Aug. 18, 1951, in Rushville, a son of Kenneth and Lois Sheckler Prather. He married Rosemarie Simpson on Oct. 11, 2006, in Lewistown. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Dan (and Carrie) Prather of Galesburg and Adam Prather of Astoria; one stepdaughter, Colbi Osborne of Astoria; two brothers, Russell (and Glenna) Prather of Astoria and Edward Prather of Clanton, Ala.; four grandchildren; and one step grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He worked in maintenance at Cargill in Beardstown.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Josh Clevenger officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services.

Memorials may be made to the Adam Prather Education Fund at Better Banks in Astoria.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/2/2015


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