Anna Viola Prather   

Published 9:56 pm Monday, June 11, 2018

Funeral services for Anna Viola Prather, of Meadville, are Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Meadville United Methodist Church with burial at Midway Cemetery in Meadville. Bro. Milton Whatley will officiate the services. Franklin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be Friday, June 15, 2018, from 6 until 8 p.m.  at the funeral home and will continue Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Mrs. Prather, 94, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the residence of her daughter with her loving family by her side. She was born in Naples, Italy, to Tommaso and Carmela Perillo Viola. She was a member of Meadville United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker, enjoyed drawing, knitting and was famous for her cooking. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

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Preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Anita Prather Curly; and nine sisters and brothers.

Survivors are her children, Rosemary Prather Parker and husband Mike, of Brookhaven, Roger Thomas Prather and wife Judy, of San Francisco, California,

Leonor Prather Lee and husband Daniel, of Alexandria, Virginia, Silvia Prather McMillan and husband Cecil, of Brookhaven, and Felix Andrew Prather and wife Sherry, of Emelle, Alabama; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers are Adrian Parker, Thomas Parker, Julian McMillan, Stephen Lee, Sgt. Christopher Lee USMC, Nate Prather, Dillon Spring and Jackson Spring.

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