Mildred Prater, 84

Mildred Mae Prater, 84, formerly of Wabash, died at 3:13 am, Monday, March 20, 2017, at Millers Merry Manor in Columbia City. 

She was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Wabash, to Charles Henry and Rachael A.(Barnes) Easterday.

She married John Prater on April 17, 1954, in Logansport; he died Dec. 18, 1984.

She worked at B. Walter, in Wabash, for 10 years, and was a homemaker.  

She is survived by two daughters, Tina (Gary) Starr of Wabash, and Sheila (Thomas) Ridenour of Columbia City; five grandchildren, Tammy  (Andy) Brewer of Harlan, Ky., Johnny (Cymilee) Napier of Olive Hill, Ky., Bryce Shepherd, Trevor Shepherd, and Gavin Jones, all of Columbia City; four great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Shirley Stacy, Darlene Slater, and Arthur Easterday, all of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Gary Howard, and Randy Prater, three brothers, two sisters, and a great grandson.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Charlie Easterday officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 12:30-2 pm Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2017 Mar 21