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July 25, 2013

DAVID E. PRATHER
(1/27/1946 - 5/17/2013)



David E. Prather, 67, of New Athens, IL; born January 27, 1946 in Ottumwa, Iowa; passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 at his home. David was raised in Memphis and graduated from Memphis High School.

Dave was a freight claim manager working with Rock Island Railroad, ICG Railroad, and later Canadian National Railroad for 30 years. He liked to hunt but was an avid fisherman who shared his catch with many.

He is preceded in death by his parents Tom and Lucille, nee Williamson, Prather.

He is survived by the love of his life his wife, Jane, nee Adamson, Prather whom he married on October 8, 1978 in Lebanon, Missouri, one step-son - Adam (Amanda) Jackson of Moro, Illinois, one grandson - Jamie Jackson., two step-grandchildren - Johnathon Caswell and Grace Caswell, two sisters - Mary Ann (Philip) Caster of Lebanon, Missouri, and Stephanie Prather of Branson, his father-in-law - Harry (Joyce) Adamson of Freeburg, Illinois, a brother and sister-in-law - Jon (Betty) Adamson of Freeburg, Illinois, four nephews - Michael Adamson, Tyler Adamson, Philip (Lori) Caster, John Caster, three great nieces, cousins and many friends.

Funeral services were held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Burial was at St. Peter United Church of Christ Cemetery in Lenzburg, IL.


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Copyright © 2001
Memphis Democrat
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Memphis MO 63555
Phone: 660-465-7016 -- Email: chris@memphisdemocrat.com