Sally Bell Easton Prather was born on December 30, 1907 in Independence, Ky. to Ambros and Linnie Tanner Easton.
She departed this world on August 29, 2005.
When Sally was a child, the family moved to a farm in Florence that was located on Price Pike, across the road from the present site of Turfway Park. She was the third child of eight and she worked with her mother around the house while the others helped with the farming. Sally moved to Covington when she was in her late teens and worked at Pogue’s Department Store. She met Fred Prather, who worked at a nearby shoe store, and they were married on June 25, 1930. She was very involved in church and community activities, serving in leadership roles in the Booth Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Covington Council of Church Women, Eastern Star, the Women’s Missionary Union at Southside Baptist Church and Immanuel Baptist Church, the Covington Art Club, Northern Kentucky Community Health and Welfare Council and Kentucky Baptist Board of Child Care.
Sally loved the Lord and sought to follow His ways. Her family and children were special to her. She taught children in Sunday school and kept many children in her home until they could be placed in foster homes by Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children. She never lost that love for all the children. Even in the later years when much of her memory was lost, she refused to pass by a child without talking to the child. Parents seemed to understand and smile.
She was always happy, refusing to be other than happy, and she encouraged others to be happy. It was not unusual to hear her say to caretakers and others around her, “I love you.” And she meant it.
Sally is preceded in death by her husband, Fred T. Prather and grandson Tim Prather. She is survived by her two sons, Tom and Dan and their wives, Peggy and Ruby, six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Easton, a host of nephews and nieces, and a family of caretakers at Colonial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are requested for Southside Baptist Church Mac Center (1501 Holman Ave., Covington, KY, 41011), or Clear Creek Baptist Bible College (300 Clear Creek Road, Pineville, KY. 40977).
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