Obituaries — 8/7/16

Published 3:44 pm Saturday, August 6, 2016

Dean Pratt

Dean Pratt, age 81, of McKinney, Texas, died peacefully with his family by his side at home Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Dean was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Ironton to J. Earl and Edna Dean Pratt. He married Barbara Ann Metzger on Aug. 27, 1955, in Athens. She preceded him in death Jan. 30, 2011. Dean received a bachelor of arts from Ohio University, College of Arts and Sciences in 1956, a master’s of business administration from Kent State in 1964, an advanced graduate study degree, School of Education, University of Virginia in 1970, and a Magistri in Divinitate, Doctorate degree, from the University of the South in 1973. Dean was a retired Catholic priest and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in McKinney. He married Laurann Sutton on Feb. 14, 2012, in Fredericksburg, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Laurann Sutton Pratt of McKinney, Texas; daughters, Jennifer Fay and husband, Warren of Belton, Texas and Melinda Crenwelge and husband, Mark of Waco, Texas; son, Eric Pratt and wife, Toni of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Andrew Fay and wife, Ivette of Austin, Texas, Christina Fay of Belton, Texas, Jay Crenwelge and wife, Anna of Olathe, Kansas, Ben Crenwelge of McKinney, Texas, Brianna Crenwelge of Waco, Texas, Jordan Spencer and husband, Brett, and Haley Pratt, all of Plano, Texas; great-grandson, Matthew Crenwelge of Olathe, Kansas; sister, Margaret Ann Kelley and husband, Ralph of Ironton; cousins, John Pratt, D.V.M. and wife, Susie and their sons, David, Ed, Paul and Bill Pratt of South Point and Shanna Kay Dean Collins and husband, Greg, and their children, Ty Collins and Randa Collins of Ironton; nieces, Kaye Payne and husband, David, of Waterloo, Laura Kelley of Ironton, Ohio, Kara Birkel and husband, Brian of Ironton, Ohio, and nephew, Mark Kelley of Melbourne, Florida; great-nieces, Rachael Fraley and husband, Andrew and daughter, Leighton of Waterloo, Alaina Gleichauf of Ironton and great-nephews, Justin Payne and wife Lynette of Cincinnati, Ohio, Login Gleichauf of Ironton, Ohio, Kyle Birkel and daughter, Brynley of Ironton, Ohio, Brady Birkel of Ironton, and Matthew Kelley of Melbourne, Florida; stepdaughter, Michelle Gifford and husband, Gary of McKinney, Texas; stepson, James Sutton and wife, Cassie of Garland, Texas; and step-grandchildren, Lauren Gifford, Nathan Gifford, Megan Gifford of McKinney, and Jesse Sutton and Collin Sutton of Garland, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Earl and Edna Pratt, and wife, Barbara Ann Pratt.

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Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday with visitation, refreshments and remembrances afterward, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in McKinney. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Michael Catholic Church in McKinney, Texas. Interment and committal service will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. Celebratory reception will follow at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 511 Foote St., McKinney, Texas. The family invites everyone to all of the above to commemorate Dean’s life.

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Helen Field

Helen Kirk Field, 90, of Scottown, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at home. There will be no visitation and private family services will be held. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home and Crematory Proctorville.