Betty Lou Pratt, age 82, of Quincy, died on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 5:27 pm in Blessing Hospital.
Betty was born March 21, 1937 in Tipton, Indiana, the daughter of Oral and Jeannette Harrell Burget. She married Rev. Henry B. Pratt on June 9, 1957 in the Kempton Christian Church in Kempton, Indiana.
Betty graduated in 1955, as class valedictorian, from Scircleville High School in Scircleville, Indiana. She then attended business college in Kokomo, Indiana. Betty was employed at the State Street Store, and she retired from Shopko in 2004.
Betty lived a life filled with faith and devotion to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was actively involved in church ministries and taught Sunday School, participated in Small Group Ministry, Women's Ministry, prepared funeral lunches, and supported the various ministries of her husband, Henry, for the 62 years of their marriage. She was a member of Faith Journey Church in Quincy.
Betty was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In later years, she enjoyed spending time with her friends at Breakfast Club and playing games at the Quincy Senior & Family Resource Center. Betty also enjoyed watching sports, especially basketball.
Survivors in addition to her loving husband, Henry, include two children, Kelly (Brian) Loebs of Ballwin, Missouri, and Barry (Lisa) Pratt of Crystal Lake, Illinois; three grandchildren, Allison Dismore of Kansas City, Missouri, Katie (Erik) Jones of Mineapolis, Minnesota, and Kristen (David) Adams of Palatine, Illinois; a brother, Gene (Janet) Burget of Naples, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents.
Services: 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Faith Journey Church, with Pastor Ryan Wiemelt officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Faith Journey Church.
Memorials: Faith Journey Church
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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My condolences go out to Henry and the Pratt extended family.
Stacy (McCleery) McClelland
I knew Betty from SSS. A very great lady. So sorry to hear about her passing. My condolences to your family. Nancy Anderson McClean
I was shocked to hear of my friend’s passing. Have known Betty for years, worked at SSS together.
Sympathy to her family, she will be missed a lot.
I knew Betty from the Senior Center. She was so nice and will be missed.
I am so sorry for your loss. She was the sweetest lady. We worked at Jacks together and we seen her at christian camp some when Henry was dean. So sorry but i know shes in a better place
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