Elva M. Prater, 78, Rochester, died Sunday, May 29, 2022, in Goshen. Elva was born Sep. 18, 1943 in Lancer, Ky., the daughter of John and Josephine (Burchett) Fannin. They preceded her in death. Elva married Delmar Prater on Nov.17, 1962, in Laketon.
She worked for Warsaw Community Schools as a bus driver and was the head custodian at Eisenhower Elementary School when she retired. She enjoyed golfing, camping, working in her woodworking shop and most of all, loved spending time with her family. She was loved dearly by her family and friends and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by three sons, James (Brenda) Prater, Warsaw, Bobby (Kathryn) Prater, Grand Ledge, Mich. and Kevin (Sarah) Prater, Akron; grandchildren, Joshua (Brittany) Prater, Matraca (Andrew) Thrasher, Zachary Prater (fiancé Kelsey Linder), Alexandria Prater, Addison Prater, Dakota Prater and Zach Webb; great-grandchildren, Warren Thrasher and Cecilia DiVaccaro and brothers Willie Fannin and Jimmy and wife Hilda Fannin.
Elva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Delmar on May 17, 2022; and a grand-daughter Mirissa DiVaccaro.
Private family services will take place. The interment will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone.
The arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester St. Akron.
Memorial contributions can be given to the donor’s choice.
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