Rosemary M. Prater Olathe

Mass of Christian Burial for Rosemary M. Prater, 87, Olathe, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shawnee. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Mrs. Prater died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.
She married Arthur Prater on Feb. 23, 1952, and assisted her husband in his dental practice. A life-long volunteer, she served those in need through Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic, Villa St. Francis, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Junior League. As a member of Lake Quivira Country Club, she volunteered at many golf tournaments. She earned an associate degree from the Johnson County Community College at the age of 62, was a savvy investor and enjoyed oil painting, ballroom dancing, jazz, silversmithing, golf, college basketball and traveling.
Survivors include a son, Fredric (Karen McDaniel) Prater, St. Louis; a sister, Rita Camp, Hannibal, Mo.; a close friend, Pauline Jung; and many nieces and nephews.
Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2007.
The family suggests memorials to Villa St. Francis Nursing Center, 16600 W. 126th St., Olathe, KS 66062.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566, where the rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m.
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