Niagara Gazette


November 18, 2013

Shirleen M. Prather

NIAGARA FALLS — Shirleen M. Prather, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013, in the Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Niagara Falls, NY.

She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on March 25, 1958, the daughter of James and the late Kathleen (Nolan) Prather, Sr.

Shirleen graduated from Niagara Falls High School and the Kelly Business Institute with        honors. She was employed with the City of Niagara Falls  in Community Development and as a leasing agent at Unity Park. Shirleen later became a Youth Supervisor with the State of Maryland, from 1995 until 2007. She enjoyed bowling, reading, music and flower gardening.

Besides her father, she is survived by two daughters, Kianna Crowell and Krystal Crowell, both of Niagara Falls; a grandson, Shan Groves, Jr.; two brothers, Floyd Prather and James Prather, Jr.; a sister, Joyce Ann Prather; also many nieces and nephews.

The family will be present on Thursday from 10-11:00 AM, at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 1124 Ontario Avenue, NIAGARA FALLS, NY, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM, with Elder Willis Walker officiating. Interment in Riverdale Cemetery,  Lewiston, NY.

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