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Bessie May Brewer Prather
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1901
Fayette County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1981
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Wife of John Preston Prather. Daughter of Fred Alson Brewer and Margarette Laura Masquart


Chariton, Iowa
Tuesday, April 21, 1981


Bessie May Brewer, daughter of Fred and Margarette Masquart Brewer, was born in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, June 12, 1901 and passed away at the Chariton Manor in Chariton, Sunday, April 5, 1981 at the age of 79.

She grew up in Oelwein and came with her family to Lucas County in 1916. While in Oelwein she united with the Methodist Church.

She was married to John Prather Nov. 26, 1924, at the Bethel parsonage and to this union three sons and two daughters were born. She and her husband remained in Cedar Township until 1978 when they both moved to the Chariton Manor.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Claude and Clifton.

She is survived by her husband, John of Chariton; three sons, John Jr. and wife Frances of Russell, Robert and wife Donna of Chariton and Douglas and wife Marcia of Russell; two daughters, Mary Eveleen of Des Moines and Evelyn Kent and husband Vernon of Woodburn; 20 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Payne of Port Edwards, Wisc.; one brother, Warren Brewer of Independence, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Wauneta Brewer of Chariton; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

She was a loving wife, devoted mother and will be missed by those who knew her.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 1981, at the Fielding Funeral Home with the Rev. Wauneita McConnell and the Rev. Eugene Hoenig conducting. Burial was in the Chariton Cemetery.

Obituary courtesy of Darlene Arnold
Family links: 
  Fred Alson Brewer (1867 - 1952)
  Margarette Laura Masquart Brewer (1872 - 1947)
  John Preston Prather (1891 - 1982)
  John Prather (1925 - 2010)*
  Evelyn May Prather Kent (1940 - 2011)*
  Bessie May Brewer Prather (1901 - 1981)
  Clifton Edmond Brewer (1907 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section O
Created by: Skip
Record added: Jan 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83129479
Bessie May <i>Brewer</i> Prather
Added by: Skip
Bessie May <i>Brewer</i> Prather
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