Juanita Prather (89) of Flora


Published on April 28 2012 4:39 pm

Juanita Prather, 89, of Flora, Illinois died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Flora Gardens Healthcare in Flora.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at Neal Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Horsley officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Neal Funeral Home, Louisville. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood. Memorials may be made to Clay County Hospice or Flora Gardens Activity Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.

Juanita was born March 18, 1923 in Edgewood, the daughter of Edgar and Ella (Greer) Hites. She married Otis H. Prather March 18, 1939 and they divorced. She was a secretary for Prather Auto Sales. She was a member of Louisville Christian Church and past member of the Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include friends at Flora Gardens, special friends, Jerry and Billye Young and family; three grandchildren, Paula Kay (husband Robert) Hargis of Tennessee, Megan Ann Prather and Paul E. Prather of Wisconsin; three great-grandchildren, Bryant Smith, Carissa and Ryan Hargis; niece, Betty (husband Jerry) Russell of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by sons, Paul L. Prather and Mark Prather; five brothers and four sisters.