Alice Mae Praiswater

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Alice Mae Praiswater, 81, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada. Alice was born March 2, 1937, in Murphysboro, Ill., to Clarence Edward and Sarah Virginia (McDaniel) Wyatt. She married Eldon E. Praiswater on Oct. 21, 1956, in Murphysboro, Ill., and he preceded her in death in 1989.

Alice was raised in Murphysboro and graduated from Murphysboro High School in 1955. Following high school she worked for Western Union for a time in the Chicago area. Alice was a military wife and lived in various places before settling in Nevada in 1970. She worked for a number of years for Praiswater Brothers Automotive Service (a family business) in Nevada. Her last job was with Nevada Daily Mail where she worked until her retirement. Alice was a longtime member of Community Christian Church. She loved her family, being with her children, and grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Praiswater, Nevada; granddaughter, Rhawnie Praiswater, Frontenac, Kan.; two great-grandchildren, Kegan Rader and Alexandra Heckadon; two sisters, Sandy Grammer, Murphysboro, Ill., and Bea Burkey and her husband, Joe, Murphysboro, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Eldon she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bo Wyatt and Mack Wyatt; one sister, Betty King; and one daughter, Susan Praiswater.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Matt Harper officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center or Alzheimer’s Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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