Betty Yvonne Prather, age 78, of Bronston, KY, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.

Betty was born on August 1, 1939 in Flossie, KY to the late Harl and Myra Staley New.  She spent many hours farming, she loved to go “junking”, and listen to Bluegrass and Gospel music.  Betty and her husband owned Prather’s Grocery and Trailer Sales for many years.

She is survived by four daughters, Sherry (and Tim) Morrow of Bronston, Charlotte Gwen (and Paul) Flynn of North Branch, MI, Ann Prather (and Jo) of Bronston and Wendy Bertram (and Johnny Campbell) of Somerset; three sisters, Pauline Hammond of Amhurst, OH, Duetta (and Gay) Merritt of Somerset and Cathy (and Ralph) Morrow of Bronston; nine grandchildren, Ryan Morrow (and Heather), Sara (and John) Geitman, Paul (and Sarah) Flynn Jr., Aaron (and Lindsay) Flynn, Shaundrea (and Chris) Sims, Shane (and Leah) Bertram, Samuel Bertram, Kelsey Campbell and Trey Campbell; fourteen great-grandchildren, Holden Morrow, Livia Flynn, Lola Flynn, Ella Flynn, Elizabeth Flynn, Logan Geitman, Ava Grace Geitman, Mason Sims, Megan Sims, Jaxon Sims, Eden Sims, Hailey Bertram, Kenzie Bertram and Ty Bertram; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Louise New of Delta, KY, Elvie Prather of Somerset, Sue (and Roy) Moyer of Spartanburg, S.C., David (and Jewell) Prather of Bronston and Dean (and Charlotte) Prather of Somerset; many more nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by husband, Boyd Prather, whom she married on August 23, 1955 in Rossville, GA and he preceded her on May 22, 2015; one son-in-law, Dean Bertram; two brothers, Ray New and Ron New; four sisters, Madge New, Hazel Branscum, Ruby Casada and Mary Ellen Smoot; several brothers and sisters-in-laws, and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Her funeral service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Brummett officiating.  Burial will be at Prather-Yanders Cemetery in Nancy.  Pallbearers will be Ryan Morrow, Paul Flynn Jr., Aaron Flynn, John Geitman, Shane Bertram and Samuel Bertram.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Logan Geitman, Mason Sims, Holden Morrow, Chris Sims and Trey Campbell.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Gideon Bible Memorial Fund or SAFY of Somerset.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Betty Prather.