Emogene "Emma" Prater
Emogene “Emma” Prater, 78, of Riverton, died at 6:25 am, Thursday, July 28, 2016 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born November 19, 1937, in Round Springs, MO, to Lee and Bertha Derryberry. She married William Prater on August 25, 1956 and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Vincent; one brother and five sisters.
Survivors include two children, Shane (Cindy) Prater and Melissa (Ricky) Hill, both of Springfield; four grandchildren Erik, Rachel, Michael and Jacob; six great grandchildren; one sister, Virginia “Jenny” Keys of Riverton and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Emma worked as a waitress at the Sangamo Club, Parkview Supper Club and private parties. She loved family outings and was the initiator of the Annual Prater Family Fish Fry.
Memorial Gathering: 10-11 am, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield.
Memorial Service: 11 am, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend John Nelson officiating.
Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.