Lydia Pracher

Lydia Pracher
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Lydia J. Pracher, nee Jenkins, 65, of Belleville, IL, born January 24, 1955, in Charleston, SC, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at her residence.

Lydia was a nurse at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for 40 years before her retirement. She was a member of Apostolic Church of Belleville, IL.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Pracher of Philadelphia, PA, and Clinton Pracher of Las Vegas, NV;
sisters and brothers, including Ella Mae Jenkins of Cortland, NY, Jackie Carroll of Hempstead, NY, Mollie Jenkins of Charleston, SC, Vicki Robinson of Wichita, KS, and Robert Jenkins of Charleston, SC;
and other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Apostolic Church of Belleville. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Apostolic Church of Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Apostolic Church of Belleville, IL, with Pastor George Szabolcsi officiating.


4 Comments on Lydia Pracher

Pat Reichling said : Guest Report Feb 29, 2020 at 8:07 PM

I was so sorry to learn of Lydia's passing. I met Lydia when we worked in the E.R. at St. Elizabeth's many years ago. It seems like just the other day she told me she was retiring. We hugged and I asked her not to be a stranger and to visit us. Thank you for sharing Lydia with us. We will miss her. She was an excellent nurse and friend.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Linda McCloud said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2020 at 2:59 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, dear family of Lydia. I enjoyed working with her for the past 2 years, a sweet soul. Lydia, I know you are dancing in heaven and waiting for the rest of us to come join you.

  • Troy
  • IL
Terri & Harold Wondra said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2020 at 7:19 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Lydia was such a sweet and kind lady and always has a smile when you see her. she always talk to me when she seen me at the hospital or church. She is always very pleasant to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May god Bless you all.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Berlyn and Adam Courtial said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2020 at 1:38 PM

My husband and I both had the joy of working with Lydia in the ER at St. Elizabeth’s. She was so kind, and sooo incredibly thoughtful and giving. She always found time to update me on her boys as I had two boys too. Although it was short-lived before her retirement I will miss our breakroom chats. We will always remember her kindness as we look into our nursery at the incredible and unexpected gifts she gave for our baby shower. My heart and thoughts go out to her Family. She was a beautiful soul. She will be missed by many.

  • OFallon
  • IL

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