Marcella Edna Prater | Obituary - Republic-Times | News

Marcella Edna Prater | Obituary

By on July 9, 2014 at 9:16 am

Marcella Edna Prater, 71, of Waterloo, died June 21, 2014 in Red Bud.

She was born Feb. 16, 1943 in Belleville, daughter of Zuehla S. (nee Junge) and the late Fred H. Rowold.

Marcella married Carl J. Prater of Modoc on Sept. 2, 1961.

She was a graduate of Belleville Barber College. She was previously employed by Scott Air Force Base as a barber, Schnucks in Waterloo and Walmart. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

She is survived by mother Zuehla S. Rowold; brother Larry A. (Trudy) Rowold; daughters Marlene E. Harrison and Carla A. (Michael) Konersman; grandchildren Kenneth D. Smith II, Sarah A. Harrison, Nathaniel S. Harrison, Brittany A. Konersman; great-grandchildren Kailey Smith and Emma Smith; uncle Walter (Marcella) Rowold; former mother-in-law Bertha (nee Turner) Prater; former sisters-in-law Ada Mae Hill, Janet Beecher, Linda (David) Offermann, Nancy (Andrew) Cleiman, Vanessa (Dean) Byer; former brothers-in-law Richard (Jane) Prater, Kenneth (Rose) Prater, Harold Prater; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by former husband Carl J. Prater; father Fred H. Rowold; former sisters-in-law Geraldine (Elmer) Pollard, Betty (Carl) Warren, Patricia Prater; uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial service will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo on Aug. 20.

It was her wish that her body be donated to the Biological Research Center of Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.


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