August 22, 1924 - December 22, 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:00 AM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Monday, December 30 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Betty L. Pratt, 89, of Urbana passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013 in her home.
She was born August 28, 1924 in London, Ohio, the daughter of Robert K. and Lillie F. (Stewart) Morehart.
Betty was a member of the Caroline Chapter Order of the Eastern Star where she severed as Worthy Matron in 1958 and the Grand Representative to Massachusetts 2009. She served as the president of the Champaign County Farm Bureau, secretary of the Ohio Milking Shorthorn Society, and was a founder of the farmers market in Urbana. Betty enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting and gardening.
She is survived by her son James W. Pratt Jr. of Mechanicsburg; her daughters Cynthia (Ernest) Fritz of Harrison Bay, TN, Karen (Michael) Bodey of Urbana, Ohio and Polly (Michael) Mason of Lexington, Ohio; grandchildren, Matthew (Angie) Fritz, Evan (Caitlin) Ullom, Emily (Jason) Monnat, Elaine (Clay) Halterman and Jason Pratt; great-grandchildren, Avery, Braxton & Ryland Fritz, Ellajane Monnat, Ainslee & Wyatt Halterman; sister-in-law, Florence Morehart of Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband James W. whom passed on 12/24/75; brothers, Noah Morehart, Robert Kennedy Morehart Jr. and sister, Lillian Fauver.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Eastern Star services will follow at 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home with the Pastor Richard Smyers officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Milking Shorthorn Endowment Fund.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Regretfully we were unable to attend calling hours as we were out of state. Our sympathies to your family.
Our most heartfelt sympathy is with your family at the loss of your mother and grandmother.
Mark, Lorraine, & Rachel Townsley
Polly and Karen. I was just wondering about your mother the other day and came across this. I am so sorry for your loss. It has been many years, but I still have fond memories of your family.
Karen and Polly. I was just wondering about your mother the other day and came across this today. I am so sorry for your loss. It has been many yearsm but I still have fond memories of your family.
We offer our thoughts and prayers to you in this time of loss.
So sorry for your loss. We’re thinking of you.
Steve & Sandy Ridgway