Dorothy Prather

Dorothy Prather
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Dorothy R. Prather, nee Klinckhardt, 89, of Freeburg, IL, passed into God’s  loving arms on Friday, April 3, 2015, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Prather was born November 12, 1925, in New Athens, IL.  She retired as a housekeeper from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.  Dorothy was a wonderful seamstress.  She enjoyed family time, trips to Branson, and shopping.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Leroy M. “Bill” Prather, whom she married on November 6, 1948, and who died on May 20, 2003; one daughter, Marcia Lynn Prather; her parents, Carl F. and Frieda, nee Haas, Klinckhardt; and five sisters, Marie Brenner, Bernice Kaemmerer, Gloria “Momie” Swierczek, Carol Jean Korte, and Kathleen Klinckhardt, in infancy.

Surviving are two sons and three daughters, William (Carol) Prather of Millstadt, IL,
Linda Sue (Larry) Lanham of Freeburg, IL,
Cynthia (Daniel) Kampwerth of Summerfield, IL,
Charlene (Mark) Snyder of Centralia, IL,
and James Prather of Belleville, IL;
12 grandchildren;
twenty great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Louise Kreitner of Belleville, IL,
and Betty Gansmann of Washington, MO;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the family, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Stan Konieczny officiating.  Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For Dorothy Prather

Linda and family I am so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. She was such a sweet, wonderful woman. I am sure she is resting easy in God’s hands.
Love, Karen and Paul

Karen and Paul, Lenzburg, il, 62255

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. When I think of her, I can hear her soft voice and kindness. She was a wonderful sweet person. My mother is very confused and has a difficult time remembering, but she is shocked and very sad. God bless your family in this difficult time. Cindy

Cindy and Bob Young, Crown Point, IN, 46307

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family during this dark time.

Joyce and Mike

Joyce and Mike Behrns, Fayetteville, Illinois, 62258

Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult of times. There is great saddness left by Dorothy’s passing but I am certain that the strength of the love that you and your family share for each other and for her will get you through this difficult time. May that love honor her memory and may you cherish the time you had together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie, , ,

Linda I am so sorry for yours and your family’s loss.

Lesa and Denny, East Alton, IL,


1 Comment on Dorothy Prather

briley smythe said : Guest Report Nov 05, 2020 at 10:18 PM

its been 5 years... miss you great grandma:(

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