Florence T. Prather, 92, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at the Benton House of Blue Springs. She was born March 13, 1931 to John and Angeline (Gaber) Zielinski in Chicago, IL.
On January 26, 1952 Florence was united in marriage to Richard J. Prather in Chicago, IL. They spent 61 wonderful years together. She treasured spending time with her family.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Prather; parents, John and Angeline Zielinski; brother, John Zielinski; son-in-law, Robert Giffen. She is survived by sons, Joseph Prather and wife Carla of Spring, TX, Mark Prather and wife Kelly of Blue Springs, MO; daughters, Deborah Heifner and husband Michael of Chalfont, PA, Donna Becker and husband Chris of Blue Springs, MO, and Denise Giffen of Blue Springs, MO, eleven grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine Cermak of Florida, Bernadette Narel of Chicago, IL.
Funeral services have been set for Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Her family will receive family and friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Blue Springs Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. John LaLande Catholic Church. Memories of Florence and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com