Ramona F. Prante, age 72 of Rural, Worden, IL passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM at the Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL. She was born in New Douglas, IL on Tuesday, March 5, 1940 to Charles C. and Emma (King) Row. She was married to William H. "Bill” Prante on January 12, 1957 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL. He preceded her in death on Monday, January 9, 2006.
Ramona worked as a Cleaning Person, doing house cleaning for many area families and individuals. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel IL; She loved her family very much and enjoyed baking and cooking for all of them.
Survivors include her Daughter: Joanie L. Mertz, her husband Tom, Staunton, IL; 2 Sons: William “Bill” Prante II, his wife Lynda, Worden, IL; Gerald “Jerry” Prante, his wife Sandy, Staunton, IL; 7 Grandchildren: Thomas Mertz, his wife Rachel, Edwardsville, IL; G.T. Prante, his wife Amy, Fairfax, VA; Tammy Buffington, her husband Cory, Staunton, IL; Andrea Prante, Bethalto, IL; William Prante III, Worden, IL; Matthew Prante, Worden, IL; Katherine McQuillis, Worden, IL; 5 Great Grandchildren: Jacob Mertz, Katelyn Mertz, Carson Buffington, Liam Slagle, & Elizabeth Prante 1 Sister: Darlene Lewis, her husband Charles, Troy, IL; 2 Brothers: Marvin Row, his wife Frances, Gilberts, IL and Charles Row, Troy, IL; Brother-in-law: Elmer Prante, New Douglas, IL; Sisters-in-law: Leona Albrecht, Staunton, IL; Vera Prante, New Douglas, IL; Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Parents: Charles C. and Emma (King) Row; Husband: William H. “Bill” Prante; Brother: Billie Row; Sisters-in-law: Karen Row and Jean Row;
A Visitation will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM at the Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston, IL and from 10:00 AM until time of services on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, , Hamel, IL 62046
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 11:00 AM at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL with Rev. William Weedon officiating.
Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery near Hamel, IL
Memorials in memory of Ramona F. Prante can be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church.