Geraldine "Jerry" Prather
May 8, 2018 - November 20, 2018
24-2018Geraldine “Jerry” Prather, age 97 of Kirksville, Missouri, past away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at her home.
Born May 8, 1921 near Yarrow, Missouri, the daughter of Clyde and Alta (Carnagey) Roberts. On August 11, 1945 in Kirksville, Missouri she was united in marriage to Jody Prather who preceded her in death on April 4, 1991.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; one grandson, Ryan Prather; three brothers, Randall, Leland “Red” Roberts, and Phillip Roberts; one sister, Emma Doubet; and one son-in-law, George Christensen.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Sue Prather of Kirksville, Missouri; one daughter, Joeta Christensen of Holliday Island, Arkansas; one sister-in-law, Jean Coglianese of Macon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cory and Tabatha Prather, Emma and Jay Calhoun, and Nathan and Tilan Christensen; and seven great grandchildren.
Jerry retired from teaching and moved to La Plata, Missouri in 1979. She was a member of the La Plata Christian Church, ATALPAL, and Garden Club. Her many passions included school teaching, playing cards with friends on Fridays, family, and especially traveling with Jody.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Burial will be in Yarrow Cemetery, Yarrow, Missouri.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials in memory of Geraldine “Jerry” Prather may be made to Northeast Missouri Hospice. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.
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Just saw this today, sorry for your loss. It was nice seeing Geraldine at the rural school reunions.