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Emma Jean Prokay

EMMA JEAN PROKAY, 85, of Hilliards, Pa. was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 at Sunnyview Nursing Home in Butler with family by her side.

Born September 14, 1935 in Punxsutawney, Pa., she was daughter of late William “Bill” and Sarah Weaver Neal.

Emma Jean graduated from Punxsutawney H. S. in 1953.

She was a homemaker, provided cleaning services for area homes, a longtime caregiver, and member of the Ridgeville United Methodist Church.

Emma was an avid and long-time Steeler fan. There would be no interruptions for her on Sunday afternoon where you would hear her enthusiastically expressing support for her Steelers. She enjoyed playing pinochle, camping, traveling, and spending time with friends Edna, Laverne, and Linda. Emma enjoyed the camaraderie among her sons on who was the favorite throughout the years as well as being a Cub Scout leader during their youth. She was also a wonderful, caring, and supportive wife and mother to her family.

She is survived by husband Stephen L. whom she married March 20, 1954, three sons: Steven (Tina) Prokay, Mark (Carol) Prokay, Mike (Jane) Prokay, and daughter Tammy (Ron) Bowser; six grandsons: Tyler, Christopher, Ryan, Colton, Ethan, and Ira; one granddaughter: Shelby; three great-granddaughters: Elsie, Ayla, and Fable; four great-grandsons: Isaac, Nolan, Caleb, and Jude; brothers Clair Neal and Donald (Fannie-“Toots”) Neal, and sister Lois Guilfoyle.

In addition to parents, she was preceded in death by daughter Donna “Chrissy” Prokay, grandson, daughter-in-law, three brothers, and one sister.

Private services and burial will be for the immediate family at Rosewood Cemetery in Ridgeville, Pa. H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home of Eau Claire is assisting the family at this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Ridgeville United Methodist Church, c/o Gloria Gillespie, 335 Old Yellow Brick Rd., Hilliards, Pa. 16040

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