Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Mary Lorene Prater, 65, of Cowden, Illinois passed away at 8:02 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2013 at her residence.
Private family services will be held Friday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden, with Rev Tim Boyd officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American cancer Society, Cowden First Responders or Mary Prater Memorial Fund % Community Banks of Shelby County, Shelbyville, Illinois.
She was born December 29, 1947 in Pauls Valley, Okla., the daughter of J.D. and Thelma Lorene (Sutton) Cox. She married George P Prater March 27, 1984 in Foster, Okla.
She attended the Pentecostal church. She was a homemaker and loved to sew and raise chickens and goats.
Surviving are her husband George; sons Bruce Russell of Herrick and Rick Russell of Cowden; brothers Jerry Cox of Lindsay, Okla., and James D. (Dudley) Cox of Herrick; sisters, Jeannie Mascher of Herrick and Nita Lois Yates of Spartanburg, S.C.; three step-children Roger Dale, Sue and Barbara all of Oklahoma and Georgina of Oregon; 5 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Danny Ray Cox of Ocala, Fla.; and grandson James D Russell of Lindsay, Okla.
Condolences at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.