These guys both have brothers named Eugene. My Dad's name was Eugene but no one knew him by anything other than Gene. It's a possibility you should probably check out.
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Date of Death:04/25/2011
Spouse:Sias, Betty (Cook); Prather, Lillian A. (Mitchner) Rutan
Survived By:Two sons, Paul Prather and Gary Prather; daughter, Cynthia Massey; stepson, James Rutan; six grandchildren, Christopher Rutan, Ann-Marie Kord, Paul Prather, II, Austin Prather, Steven and Christopher Burkhart; and several great-grandchildren.
Other:Son of the late James H. and Blanche Ann (Cross) Prather, born in Morgan County, Indiana. Married on July 18, 1969; wife preceded him in death on July 7, 2009. Also preceded in death by parents; first wife of 18 years, Betty (Cook) Sias; five brothers, William Max, Orville, Gerald, Eugene and James Prather; three sisters, Doris Hart, Ruth Owens, and Mary Louise Prather.
Cemetery:Hilldale Cemetery, Martinsville, Indiana
Obituary Source:The Martinsville Reporter, Martinsville, Indiana, 4/27/11
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Date of Death:03/10/2011
Spouse:Prather, Dorothea A. (McCoy)
Survived By:Two sons, Richard G. Prather and Max Prather; two daughters, Dorena Pierce and Tanya Prather; two stepsons, Larry Schrougham and Gary Schrougham; two stepdaughters, Sherri Fletcher and Terry Lynn Thacker; one brother, Donald L. Prather; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and great-step-grandchildren.
Other:Son of the late James H. and Blanche Ann (Cross) Prather, born in Morgan County, Indiana. Married on January 23, 1982; wife preceded him in death on April 3, 2011. Also preceded in death by four brothers, Orval, James M., Eugene and G. O. Prather; two sisters, Doris Hart and Ruth Owens; one grandson, Eric Bradley Pierce; and one stepdaughter, Marcia Young.
Obituary Source:The Martinsville Reporter, Martinsville, Indiana, 3/17/11
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Jane Chaney Prather
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Birth:Feb. 17, 1923
De Kalb County
Death:Oct. 29, 2011
Jane Chaney Rench Prather
February 17, 1923 - October 29, 2011
Jane Chaney Rench Prather, 88, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully in her home on October 29, 2011. She was born on February 17, 1923 in Auburn, IN to father, Dayton E. Chaney, a haberdasher, and mother, Oma Mannan Chaney Beck, a homemaker.
Jane graduated from Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis, IN in 1941. She worked as an Executive Secretary at Eli Lilly and Company where she met her first husband, John J. Rench, a career Lilly Vice President. John and Jane shared a loving and wonderful life together until his death in 1981. Jane married again to former Tech classmate and Indianapolis accountant, Gene L. Prather. They also shared a loving life together until his death in 2000. Jane was active at the Country Club of Indianapolis since 1957, enjoying golf with her many girlfriends. She was known for her sharp mind and cheerfulness, and she was always a lady. Jane was greatly loved and she will be dearly missed.
Jane was an advocate for children as a member of the Stansfield Circle and Crossroads Guild. She was a member of the Second Century Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, a member of the President's Council of Purdue University, and a member and former Deaconess of Northminster Presbyterian Church. She contributed as well to the American Cancer Society.
Jane is survived by stepchildren Cynthia (James) Tuite of Washington D.C., Susan Prather Ginnever of Petaluma, CA, Ted Prather of Indianapolis and Tom (Alissa) Prather of Indianapolis; and step grandchildren Colleen Tuite, Jennifer Tuite, Chloe Ginnever, Weston Prather and Wyatt Prather. She is also survived by her loving caregivers Katrina Gaddis, Shirley Keller, Valisha Van Blair and Judith Henning.
Special thanks go to her caregivers, including longtime friends Ruth Baker and Patty Grady.
Services will be held Wednesday, November 2, at 1:00 pm, with visitation from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Leppert Mortuary, 740 East 86th Street, Indianapolis. Burial will be at Washington Park North Cematary, 2706 Kessler Blvd, West Drive, Indianapolis. Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or Northminster Presbyterian Church.
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Record added: Nov 08, 2011
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