Dawn Kocher Prouty

Dawn Kocher Prouty, 61, of Columbus, Ga., died on Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 at her residence.

Mrs. Prouty, daughter of the late Harold Frederick Kocher and Julia Vivian Weston Kocher, was born May 8, 1944 in West Bend.

She was a licensed practical nurse of over 15 years and worked for the Area Agency on Aging until she retired. She was also a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Prouty was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Prouty, her sister, June Fields and her brother, Ronald Kocher.

She is survived by two daughters, Kelly (Charles) Parrish of Columbus and Kerry (Roy) Willey of Pine Mountain, Ga.; three brothers, Ray (Carol) Kocher of Indianapolis, Gerald Kocher and Dennis (Pat) Kocher of West Bend; one sister-in-law, Mary Kocher of West Bend; two grandchildren, Nathaniel Parrish and Julia Parrish, both of Columbus; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Striffler-Hamby Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial services will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 4026 Macon Road, Columbus on Monday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Larry Barksdale officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Columbus Hospice House, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, Ga., 31909.

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