June Kemery Pratt

September 23, 1928 - February 20, 2021 Avondale, PA | Age 92 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt and Friend.

June Kemery Pratt passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 20, 2021 at her home at the age of 92. She was born at the Chester County Hospital on September 23, 1928.

The daughter of Clarence H. Kemery and Olive McCardle Kemery she lived in East Bradford
Township then at the age of 10 she moved to West Chester. June graduated from West Chester High School in 1946. She married Carroll Howard Pratt September 29, 1951, they were married for 58 years until his death on January 24, 2010. She was preceded by her sister A. Elaine Cook.

June is survived by her son, Kenneth Carroll Pratt and wife Lisa (Hopkins), daughter Darlene
Carol Pratt Pratola and husband Ralph, four grandsons Tyler K. and Conner W. Pratt, Matthew A. (Stephanie) and Jeffrey M. Pratola and great granddaughter Nadia V. Pratola and also several nieces and nephews.

During her teen years June became a ventriloquist with Herbie her dummy and would perform at many clubs, churches, and grange meetings in West Chester and neighboring counties.

June is a member of New Garden Friends Meeting and Kennett Senior Center. She was a member of London Grove Grange #63 for over 70 years. June met her husband Carroll through grange activities and throughout the years would attend State and National Granges. She was formerly a member of Hockessin Friendship Group, Evergreen Garden Club and the Crafty Ladies Club. She was a volunteer weather observer and a certified Food Handler for Chester County. She loved to cook and bake. She was particularly known for her coconut cake and Christmas cookies.

She enjoyed feeding birds and traveling throughout the United States, Canada and several foreign countries with her husband but particularly like to travel to Lakeland, FL to visit friends and take family vacations yearly to Ocean City, NJ. June really enjoyed attending family gatherings and grange activities.

You can visit with the family on Thursday, February 25th from 12:00pm-1:00pm with a memorial service immediately following at New Garden Friends Meeting, 875 Newark Road Toughkenamon, PA. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in June’s name can be made to Willow Tree Hospice 616 East Cypress Street Kennett Square, PA 19348 or Kennett Friends Home 147 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA


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Memorial Donations

Willow Tree Hospice

616 East Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Kennett Friends Home

147 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Services

Visitation

February 25, 2021 12:00-1:00 New Garden Friends Meeting
875 Newark Road
Toughkenamon, PA.

Memorial Service

February 25, 2021 1:00 New Garden Friends Meeting
875 Newark Road
Toughkenamon, PA.

Burial

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Guestbook

  1. Dear Kenny, Darlene & Family,
    Aunt June was such a kind and loving soul. Her laugh was infectious and she was always so sweet to me. June and Carroll were generous of spirit including inviting my grandparents Anne and Damon to live with them while their home was under construction. My mother Suzanne always remembered living on the farm as one of her most cherished childhood memories.
    Please accept my sincere condolences.
    Love, Brad

    Damon Owen | February 27, 2021 at 11:43 AM
  2. Dear family,
    I was saddened to hear of June’s passing. It brought back many fond memories; walking flower/veg gardens with her, pool side and bird talks, sharing recipes. She was always gracious, warm and loving. Her legacy was her faith, giving back to her community, being a Titus woman, her family, being well loved in return and loving others. I’ll always remember watching her perform. May the many memories and photos you have help you during this painful time.

    Ellen M | February 25, 2021 at 3:09 PM
  3. June was more like an Aunt to me. She freely shared her home and love with me and our family. She and Carroll made long trip to Florida to attend my son, Peter’s wedding. Her faithful Christmas cards, always reminded me that I was still in her “family” circle. I am so glad Lolly and I got to visit with her before the pandemic. Praying for you all to be comforted in the many great memories you had with June and the farm She loved.

    Linda Jaberg | February 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM
  4. Mrs Pratt was very very nice lady always spoke to you always have a smile never a bad face on her she will be sadly missed and she one of the best Grange members we have ever had she would always come in be at the Russellville Grange also and be judged be a judge of the chili cook-off you will be sadly missed rest in peace

    Michael & Cheryl Ruoss | February 23, 2021 at 3:49 PM
  5. Dear Darlene and Ken, So sorry for the loss of your mother. She enjoyed a full life. Please accept my condolences, Elaine Fiore.

    Elaine Fiore | February 23, 2021 at 8:36 AM
  6. Kenny and Lisa and family,

    I am so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. I didn’t know her but from what I read she lived a full life and was a kind and sweet lady. I know your good memories of times spent with her will keep her in your hearts forever. May she Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathy on your loss.

    Sincerely,

    Debbie Bush Clary

    Deb Clary | February 22, 2021 at 8:45 PM
  7. Dear family of June Kemery Pratt: My Mom and Dad and I spent many hours visiting Aunt Ollie thru the years. I was fourteen years younger than my Cousin June. Sometime after I was born, I was introduced to Herbie. I would let the house and neighborhood know exactly what I thought about him. As I grew older, I would run around the house, in efforts to see where this thing was hiding. I am always going to miss June (and her coconut cake). Love you, Ron & Mae Lynn McCardle

    J Ronald Mccardle | February 22, 2021 at 4:27 PM
  8. Dear Kenny and Darlene,
    I am so sorry that your mother has passed. I have known your family since I was 6 years old, and I have very fond memories of your dad and your mother. They were both very kind and put up with me and my siblings at meeting. I remember memorizing psalms and then getting up in front of the meeting and reciting the psalm hoping that i wouldn’t forget anything. For each psalm I believe that I was given a bible. I may be wrong about this, but I remember telling my Sunday school teacher that I didn’t need any more since I had four or five at home. Your parents were true Friends who lived their lives trusting their faith. Both of my parents are gone, and I understand the grief that you are going through. I wish the very best for both of you and will never forget your parents.
    Love,
    Bill

    Bill Turner | February 22, 2021 at 4:06 PM
  9. Aunt June was a like a second mother to me. I will cherish her wisdom and our shared experiences. May she rest in peace with her beloved husband.
    Diane

    Diane E Pazdalski | February 22, 2021 at 1:55 PM
  10. To Kenny and Lisa, Darlene and Ralph and Family, Russ and I send our sympathy and prayers at this sad time. Our parents become more precious to us as they age, what a gift to have had so many years. I’m sure you are all filled with many special memories of happy times with she and your dad.
    We are thinking of you all and offering condolences at the loss of such a sweet sweet lady.
    Sincerely,
    Kathy

    Kilmer | February 22, 2021 at 1:46 PM
  11. Dear Darlene, Ralph, Matthew, Jeffrey and family. I’m so very sorry to hear of June’s passing. I send my love and sincere condolences to all of you. You have had a very difficult time in the last few months. I pray God gives you the strength to get through these sad days.

    I didn’t know June was a ventriloquist. I would have loved to see her perform.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers

    Love,
    Christopher

    Christopher Carozzo | February 22, 2021 at 11:51 AM

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