July 22, 1922 – September 20, 2020
Eileen Prather, 98, of Springfield, passed away on September 20, 2020 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born on July 22, 1922 in Springfield to Alex Eberding and Mayme Hanselman. Eileen married Laverne Prather on April 14, 1948 and he preceded her in death on September 17, 1999.
Mrs. Prather is survived by two children: Alex (Barb) Prather of Mt. Zion and Amy (Joe) Bianco of Springfield, five grandchildren: Alexis (Michael) Loud, Stephanie (Dustin) Redding, Denise (Ruth) Godwin, Tony (Diamend) Bianco and Alicia (Brendan) Freitag, six great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.
Eileen worked as a bookkeeper for Watts Brothers Pharmacy, 9th and North Grand for many years and also enjoyed working at the State Fair for several years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed baking, gardening, shopping, word search puzzles, playing bunco with the grandchildren, and spending time with family. She had a great sense of humor with a touch of sass!
A private graveside service will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.