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Benton County Funeral Home

306 N. 4th Street, Rogers, AR

Phone: 479-636-6700

http://bentoncountyfuneralhome.com

Irma E Pratt

Bentonville, AR

1920 - 2017

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Published: September 8, 2017

Irma E. Pratt, age 97, of Bentonville passed away September 6, 2017 in Rogers. She was born May 21, 1920 in Clemenceau, Arizona to the union of O.E. and Rennie Mae (Stump) Smith. Married Harry M. Pratt, on the snowy night of November 22, 1941, in the parsonage parlor of Rev. Tedford, 608 West Central in Bentonville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Pratt (1996); by two brothers, E.Lyle Smith (Geneva Shores), David D. Smith (Justine); three sisters, Mildred Crawford (John), Thelma Ward (Larry), and Carol Russell (Kenneth); two brothers-in-law, John Charles Pratt, and Ralph Max Pratt; three sisters-in-law, Lucille McAvoy Lingle (Warnie), Marjorie Lawson (Millard), and Phyllis Chacey (Austin). Survived by one son, Charles R Pratt, Bentonville; two grandsons, Gregory Pratt of Bend, Oregon, and John Pratt of Washington, D.C.; three granddaughters, Vanessa Harris (Vince) of Washington, D.C., Lisa Wilkerson (Kenny) of King George, Virginia, and Valerie DeJong (Dan) of Washington, D.C. ; six great-grandsons, Geoffrey Pratt, Brennon Pratt, Alex Harris, Zachary Harris, Aidan DeJong, and Milan DeJong; two great-granddaughters, Annelies DeJong and Alivia Wilkerson; one great-great-granddaughter, Chloe Pratt; and four great-great-grandsons, Landon Pratt, Jackson Pratt, Connor Pratt, and Jace Pratt; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to being a wife and mother, housewife, chief cook and bottle washer, she was a very proud and strong Democrat. Irma was the first President of The Democratic Women's Club of Benton County, organized the first annual Democratic Picnic each Summer in Little Flock, attended many Democratic State Conventions, and was a faithful worker and campaigner in the Democrats booth at the Benton County Fair. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, joining in 1943, after moving back to Arkansas from Arizona. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and sang in the choir each Sunday. She was a member of the local Business and Professional Women's club. She loved her grandchildren, enjoyed her many friends, and passed many an hour with her crocheting and crafts, especially, in her later years, her own bead jewelry. She loved to play cards, pitch and canasta, with her friends, and games with her grandchildren.

She has been a good Christian, a faithful and supportive, loving wife, a very patient mother, a proud grandmother and great-grandmother, and a friend to many. We will miss her love, her smile, and her laughter. We are so glad to call her mother, or gramma.

A special thank you to the staffs at Innisfree Assisted Living, and at Innisfree Health and Rehab for the caring attention she received over the last few years. You made it possible for mother to maintain a great quality of life for which her family is very appreciative.

Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday; September 11, 2017 at Benton County Memorial Park with Randy Featherston officiating. Arrangements by Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th, Rogers, Arkansas. Online condolences to www.bentoncoutnyfuneralhome.com.

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