Shelbyville Daily Union

February 12, 2013

Mary Lorene Prater

Lockart-Green Funeral Home

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Mary Lorene Prater


Mary Lorene Prater, 65, of Cowden passed away at 8:02 a.m. Monday (February 10, 2013) at her residence.

Private family services will be held Friday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden with Rev Tim Boyd officiating. Memorials may be made to the  Mary Prater Memorial Fund % Community Banks of Shelby County, Shelbyville, Cowden or Herrick.

She was born December 29, 1947 in Paul's Valley, OK the daughter of J.D. and Thelma Lorene (Sutton) Cox. She married George P Prater March 27, 1984 in Fosters, OK.

She attended the Pentecostal church. She was a homemaker and loved to sew and raise chickens and goats.

Surviving are her husband, George; sons Bruce Russell of Herrick and Rick Russell of Cowden; brothers, Jerry Cox of Lindsay, OK and James D. (Dudley) Cox of Herrick; sisters, Jeannie Mascher of Herrick and Nita Lois Yates of Spartanburg, SC; three step-children, Roger Dale, Sue and Barbara all of Oklahoma and Georgina of Oregon; 5 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Danny Ray Cox of Ocala, FL and grandson, James D Russell of Lindsay, OK.

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