We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Bertha Prater

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 18, 2015 for 93 year old Bertha Irene Turner Prater of Chester, IL, formerly of Prairie du Rocher, IL, who died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home in Chester, IL.

Bertha was born March 8, 1921 in Bixby, MO, the daughter of John and Ada (Miner) Turner. She married Howard Prater on October 27, 1936 in Houston, Texas County, MO. He preceded her in death on May 3, 1995.

Survivors include eight children, Ada Hill of Percy, IL, Linda Offermann of Waterloo, IL, Kenneth Prater of St. Mary, MO, Nancy Cleiman of Perryville, MO, Vanessa Byer of Russellville, KY, Harold Prater of Prairie du Rocher, IL and Janet Beecher and Richard Prater both of Steeleville, IL. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three daughters, one son, six brothers, three sisters, two granddaughters, two grandsons and one great grandson.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and after 7:30am Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A funeral service for 93 year old Bertha Prater will be held at 10am Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Elledge, Rev. Phil Keeton and Kyle Montgomery all officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Marcus Cemetery in Red Bud, IL.

Memorials can be made to the family.