R A Prater Obituary
R. A. Prater SOUTHGATE, Mich. - R. A. “Ross" Prater, 95, formerly of Essex, Mo., died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Riverside Osteopathic Hospital at Trenton. He was born Oct. 9,1881 at St. Clair Mines, 111. On Feb. 26, 1902 at Doe Run, Mo., he married Rosella Tounsley, who died March 15, 1940. He was a 50-year member of the Essex Masonic Lodge and a member of the Shrine Temple at Phoenix, Ariz. Survivors include: Three sons, Fayette Prater of Southgate, Morris Prater of Evart and Dudley Prater of Centralia; two daughters, Helen Cryger of Harper Woods and Mary Kain of Chicago; and 19 grandchildren, 51 great - grandchildren and nine great- great- grandchildren. Friends may call at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo., where Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. today by the Essex Masonic Lodge. Services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. George Hill of Essex officiating. Burial will follow in Bluff Cemetery at Idalia, Mo.