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May 2, 2014

Ruth Esther Prather, 93; Jeffersonville

Funeral services for Ruth Esther Prather, 93, Jeffersonville, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Grayson Funeral Home, New Washington, with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. She died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 25, 1920, in Clark County to Harry and Bertha Taflinger Noe. She was a retired nurse for Clark Memorial Hospital and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Jeffersonville.

She is survived by sons Don Copple, Georgetown, and Robert and Glen Copple, both of Jeffersonville; daughters, Wanda Hays, Kings Mountain, N.C. and Carol Bowman, Jeffersonville; sister, Catherine Fuller, Jeffersonville; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

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