Mary Pratt

Mary Jane Pratt, 56, of Columbia passed away May
5, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 10 am Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Olivet
Christian Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Mary was born to the late Lois and Art Vogt
on June 11, 1952. She earned a masters
degree in education from Bemigi, MN.
Mary taught school for 20 years, the last 14 years at Ashland High
School. On September 10, 1994 Mary
married Bud Pratt, and he survives her of the home. Other survivors include two children, Ryan
McDowell and Alissa Haines; as well as one grandchild, Colin Haines. Memorial contributions are suggested to the
local American Cancer Society, Central Missouri Human Society or Columbia Second
Chance.

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  1. Amy Reeder on May 7, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Mrs. Pratt was an amazing person. She will be deeply missed our entire community. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.



  2. Debbra Moad Conner on May 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I just loved Mrs. Pratt she was an amazing teacher and friend. She was a very easy person to go and talk to. We will really miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time



  3. Cara Trabue Christianson on May 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Mrs. Pratt was a wonderful person and teacher. I will always remember her wonderful laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and friends during this difficult time.



  4. Joseph E. Trueblood on May 7, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    To be short, Mrs. Pratt was one of the teachers that truly inspired me. She was advisor for the SoBoCo high school newspaper, and really helped grow my love for journalism. I wish that I’d be able to attend the memorial service, but I’ll be graduating from Lincoln at that time. Sorry for not being able to be there, but I hope it’s understandable.

    Thank you, Mrs. Pratt.



  5. Trish Foley on May 7, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Mary was an across the hall co-worker and she will be so dearly missed at SOBOCO.. I watched Mary as she fought her battle against cancer and not once did she ever lose he spirit, her smile and her desire to teach her students, who were so important in her life. My deepest condolences to her dear daughter, son in law, Ryan and his wife, Mary’s brothers and especially Bud who brought the sunshine to Mary’s life. Trish Foley



  6. Trish Foley on May 7, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Mary was an across the hall co-worker and she will be so dearly missed at SOBOCO.. I watched Mary as she fought her battle against cancer and not once did she ever lose her spirit, her smile and her desire to teach her students, who were so important in her life. My deepest condolences to her dear daughter, son in law, Ryan and his wife, Mary’s brothers and especially Bud who brought the sunshine to Mary’s life. Trish Foley



  7. Rachel Smith on May 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Mrs. Pratt made going to school fun for me as well as all of my classmates. She was one of few teacher’s that had a special way of connecting with students and I didn’t know a single person who did not enjoy her classes. I can only hope to become half the woman she was.



  8. Mary Furness on May 8, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I knew Mary years ago when my husband and I sailed at Mark Twain Lake. Not only did we share a first name, but also a birthday month and day! Although we lost touch over the years, I will always remember her laughter, her love of life, and her ability to light up a room when she walked in. My husband John Cunning and I extend our deepest sympathies to Bud and the family in this difficult time.



  9. Margo Bolton on May 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I could not have asked for a better sister in law. My heart goes out to my Niece and Nephew for their loss. The kids and faculty at the school kept Mary going. She wrote emails about all of them sharing her battle with cancer. Rest my friend! I love you!



  10. Amanda (Dalton) Daniel on May 8, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Mrs. Pratt was a wonderful teacher, and an inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace.



  11. Alisa Lau-Sieckman on May 8, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Mrs. Pratt has left a wonderful legacy of love, compassion, laughter and courage. My family has been richly blessed because of Mrs. Pratt and role models like her. We send her family our heartfelt thoughts and prayers.



  12. Rachel Patrick on May 12, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Mrs. Pratt was a wonderful teacher and a great mentor to her students. She was always positive and encouraging and kept a smile. She is dearly missed and my prayers and thoughts are with the family. It was a blessing to get to have shared just the time I had in the classroom with her. May God wrap His arms around her family and bring them peace.



  13. Beth Martin Hay on May 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. My prayers are with her family, so for your loss.



  14. Dan Huisman on May 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

    My condolences to all the family, especially Bud, Ryan, and Alissa. You’re all in my prayers.



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