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Milly Prather

August 29, 1932 — May 1, 2016

Eureka-Amelia M. "Milly" Prather, 83, of Eureka, IL passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on August 29, 1932 in Peoria, IL a daughter of William and Edna Kelly Klein. She married Jack Prather on April 18, 1954 in Peoria, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Bob (Marlene) Prather of Eureka, IL; one daughter, Sue (Larry) Steffen of Fraser, CO; five grandchildren, David (Tara) Prather; Kirk (Wendy) Prather; Clint Prather; Britt (Megan) Steffen; Whitney (Tyler) Huber; 10 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Ruth (Randy) Kellenberger of Washington; Linda (Lyle) Wettstein of Gridley; Evie (Eugene) Heinold of LaCrosse, IN; Elaine Haines of Mesa, AZ; Rita (Ron) Sweetin of Loveland, CO; one brother, Dave Klein of Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mary Wilson, Sonia Banwart; one brother, John Klein.

Milly was a homemaker. She volunteered at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home and OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She loved to entertain friends and family in her home, but her greatest joy was to be with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso and also from 9-9:45 a.m. on Friday at the church before services. Burial will be in the Washington Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorials may be directed to the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home or Timber Ridge Home in Morton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


MAY 5. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

Funeral Service

MAY 6. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Eureka Apostolic Christian Church
700 W. Cruger
Eureka, IL 61530

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