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Kay Prell

May 2, 1924 — May 20, 2019

Kay Frances Alverda Prell, 95, of Hanover, died Monday morning, May 20, 2019 at the Hanover Hospital. Visitation will be Friday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hanover Mortuary.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanover. Burial will be in the Hanover City Cemetery. Kay was born May 2, 1924 in Hollenberg, Kan., to Frank and Maude (Price) Wilson. She went to Hollenberg High School. On April 24, 1947, she married Hugo H. “Hook” Prell at Bendena, Kan. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County and she and her husband owned and operated Country Acres Mobile Park in Hanover for many years. Kay served in the United States Army during WWII as a clerk typist and military chauffeur. She received the Victory Medal and Meritorious Unit Award for her service. Recently, Kay along with her granddaughter, Danielle (Piper) Trego, went on the Veteran Honor Flight to Washington.  While there, she was asked to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. Kay was active in the community and known for volunteering at the Hanover Hospital, Kloppenberg Center, RSVP, Friends of the Pony Express and many other civic and community projects. She attended Zion Lutheran Church in Hanover, was a member of the Hanover American Legion, Hanover American Legion Auxiliary and Hanover Senior Center. Kay enjoyed gardening, crocheting and embroidering. She loved spending time with her family and her many friends in the Hanover community. She also loved watching her birds. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Carol Piper of Westmoreland; two sisters, Marilyn Crook and Audrey Clay. Survivors include her three daughters, Gloria (Douglas) Stueve and Linda (Thomas) Bryson, Emporia, and Martha (Rahim) Borhani, Manhattan; son, Ed Prell, Beatrice Neb.; and 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established and has been established and will be designated later.  Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kay Prell, please visit our flower store.


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