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Mary Prahl


August 14, 1931
April 27, 2019

Visitation 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia
Funeral 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia

Mary Marie Prahl, 87, of Centralia, IL died Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Centralia Manor in Centralia, IL. She was born on August 14, 1931 the daughter of Robert E. and Gracie E. (McClelland) Meredith in rural Odin. She married Ira Leon Prahl on February 18, 1950 at her parent’s home in Odin. He preceded her in death on February 11, 2008.

Mrs. Prahl is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Taylor and husband Robert of Odin; a granddaughter, Jennifer Burge and husband T.J. of Salem; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Burge. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Prahl was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; sisters, Stella Risinger, Zelma Branch, and Esther McClelland; and a brother, Dwain Meredith.
Mrs. Prahl worked as a secretary for several businesses and retired from the Swan Corp. in 2002. Throughout the years she enjoyed traveling with her husband and took great pride in telling people she had traveled from Illinois to California, to New York to Canada and as far south to the Florida Keys. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with family especially with her great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Jack McClelland officiating. Interment will follow at Deadmond Cemetery in Marion County. A visitation time will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Deadmond Cemetery or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences and memories of Mary may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.