Ruth D. Pratt


Ruth D. Pratt, age 95, of St. Anne passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 at her home. She was born October 22, 1924 in Fort Collins, CO, the daughter of Ralph & Adda V. (Sparks) Sanders. Ruth married Rev. Erwin J. Pratt on May 30, 1944 in Greenville, IL. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1996.

Ruth was a teacher at Je-Nier Elementary School in Momence, where she retired. She attended Greenville College and graduated from Illinois State University. Ruth was a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association. She enjoyed line dancing, square dancing, and loved to read. Ruth volunteered at the Riverside Medical Center gift shop for many years.

Ruth was a member of master’s Blend Faith Group and a former member of Momence Unted Methodist Church. She was a parishioner of St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Kankakee, IL.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce & Joe Edwin of Coon Rapid, MN and Judith Pratt of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren, Michael Edwin, Aimee Edwin, Sarah Edwin, Erin Sheldahl, and Jason Thane; and four great-grandchildren, Jack Sheldahl, Megan Sheldahl, Dylan Sheldahl, and Huck Thane. In addition to her husband, Rev. Erwin Pratt, Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Charles Sanders and Edwin Sanders.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. An additional visitation time will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. John Paul II- West Campus. Rev. Sunny Castillo will officiate.
Inurnment will be held at Byron Cemetery in Byron, MI at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Kankakee.