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Kathleen Lorraine Prather

November 1, 1948 June 3, 2019
Kathleen Lorraine Prather
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Kathleen Lorraine Prather, 70, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, June 3, 2019, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Kathie was born on November 1, 1948 in Ilwaco, WA, to Allen and Eleanor Feller. Kathie graduated high school in Bonners Ferry in 1967 and in 1969 Kathie received her LPN license in Sandpoint, Idaho, which equipped her to work in nursing and care for others as well as her own family for most of her adult life.

Kathie loved being a mother. Her son, Gary Allen Riekena was born in 1967, daughter, Carrie Lynn Finley in 1970, son, Raymond James Finley in 1972, and daughter, Jennifer Jo Finley in 1975.

Kathie met and married Rudy Prather in 1993. For a short while, they lived in Gresham, Oregon, but they soon moved back to Coeur d’Alene, ID, to be closer to her young grandchildren.

Kathie will be remembered as a loving, selfless mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her biological children, and a supportive “acting” Grandma to many, many more. She always put other’s needs and concerns before her own, and she will always be remembered for making everyone around her laugh.

She enjoyed sewing anything and everything for her family, making crafts, and gardening. She participated in league softball, bowling, and darts. And, even when it was difficult for her to get around, she thoroughly enjoyed cheering on the many children in her family in sports and other events.

Kathie is survived by her husband of almost 26 years, Rudy Prather of Coeur d’ Alene; her children, Gary (and Tracie) Riekena of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Carrie Finley of St. Maries, Idaho, Jennifer (and Danny) Kramer of Seattle, Washington, Jamie Finley of Boise, Idaho, Rudy Prather Jr. of San Diego, California, and Candy Prather of Tulsa, Oklahoma; her siblings, Hank (and Trenee) Solt, Dick Solt, Julie (and Harry) Eby, Annie (and Terry) Swift, John (and Patti), and David Solt, all of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; her grandchildren Justin, Tanner, Amanda, Grace, Josie, Morgan, Emily, Tyson, Hope, Jacob, Samuel, and Anthony, and great-grandchildren, Brynlee, Blake, Peter and Ellie. Kathie also leaves behind a large family of dear ones.

Kathie was preceded in death by her parents, Eleanor and Jim Solt and Allen Wynn, her sister, Susie Solt, her sister-in-law, Laura Solt, and her grandson, Austin Tyler.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Yates Funeral Home - Coeur d'Alene Chapel, 744 N. 4th Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Flowers may be sent to Yates Funeral Home. Donations may be given to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation,

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2:00 PM 6/10/2019 2:00:00 PM
Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel

744 N 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel
744 N 4th Street Coeur d'Alene 83814 ID
United States

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