Mary Ann Prather

Mary Ann Prather

ST. JOSEPH – Mary Ann Prather, 80, of St. Joseph passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2012, at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand Ave., St. Joseph, with the Rev. Jeff Graham officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, St. Joseph.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mary Ann was born Jan. 27, 1932, in St. Joseph, the daughter of Leroy and Clara McCarty Offenstein. She married Charles R. Prather on Dec. 24, 1952. He preceded her on Dec. 3, 2010.

She is survived by four children, David (Debbie) Prather of St. Joseph, Lynda (Jeff) Graham of Island, Ky., Richard (Karen) Prather of Geneva and Charles B. (Sue) Prather of St. Joseph; and nine grandchildren, Kristen Prather, Erik Prather, Joshua Graham, Jessica Graham, Justin Graham, Ryan Prather, Lauren Prather, Charles Robert Prather and Erin Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Mary Ann worked with her husband as owner operators of the St. Joseph Oil Company from 1963 to 1995. She loved to spend time with her family. Mary Ann enjoyed dancing, sewing and talk radio.

Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Fire Department.