Memorial services for Helen Prophater, 89, were held Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 2013, at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Thomasville, Ga. The Rev. Judith Ann Jones-Keith officiated. Interment was at the new Saint Thomas Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Prophater passed away at The Suites of Woodleaf on Wednesday, Jan. 23, after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 9, 1923, in Philadelphia, Penn., to the late Helen and George Fox. Her six siblings predeceased her.
In 1956, she married Joseph Amisson, and they had two daughters, Rita Amisson and Helen “Bunki” Arline. The family moved to Thomasville in 1966, where Mr. Amisson died suddenly in 1972. She married Jack Prophater in 1974, and became a member of Saint Thomas.
Mrs. Prophater was employed by Archbold Memorial Hospital as personnel director until her retirement in 1985. They then moved to Carrabelle, where Mr. Prophater started a charter fishing service and became a realtor with Prudential Resort Realty on St. George Island. Mrs. Prophater was an avid golfer, an accomplished bridge player and was a charter performer with the Panhandle Players in little theater. They returned to Thomasville, where Mr. Prophater preceded her in death in 2005.
Survivors include her daughters Rita Amisson and Bunki DeLoach Arline (Ron); stepdaughter Mary Amisson Kolaski (John); stepson Steve Prophater (Alice); sisters-in-law Rita Fox, Sheila Coffin (Chip) and Martha Reneau (Charles); and grandchildren Joseph DeLoach, George Arline, John Kolaski, Robert Kolaski, and several great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 33, Thomasville, GA 31799 or the Archbold Foundation, 910 S. Broad Street, Thomasville, GA 31792.