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Elizabeth Marie (Betty) Prave

April 27, 1940 July 17, 2014
Elizabeth Marie (Betty) Prave
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Obituary for Elizabeth Marie (Betty) Prave

Elizabeth Marie “Betty” Prave, 74, of Lumber City, passed away Thursday July 17, 2014 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
 
Born April 27, 1940 In Curwensville, she was the daughter of Simon J. “Sam” and Helen (Soltis) Kavelak.  Mrs. Prave was a homemaker, had been a cosmetic consultant for Merle-Norman Cosmetics, and was retired from the Curwensville Area School District as a teacher’s aide.
 
She was a member of St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church in Curwensville where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and was also a member of the Hobby Garden Club.  She was a 1958 graduate of Curwensville High School.
 
On July 1, 1961 in Curwensville, she wed Walter C. “Nick” Prave who survives along with 7 children.  Paula L. Haley, Lisa G. Prave, Marla E. Linsenbigler and husband Corey, and Marc E. Prave and wife Valerie all of Curwensville, Dana A. McCahan and husband Dennis of Woodland, Joann L. Caldwell and husband Greg of DuBois, and Nick T. Prave and wife Janet of Brockway.
 
Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and two sisters: Helen Holland and husband Dave of Curwensville and Mary Ann Truitt of Thompsontown as well as many nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Agnes Houston and Beverly Palmer.
 
At the request of Mrs. Prave there will be no public visitation and a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date.
 
The family suggests contributions be made to the Family Houses of the UPMC Hospital Network 5001 Baum Blvd. Suite 545 Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
 
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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