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PRINE, Robinette (Williams) Age 97, recently of Byron Center, MI, and long-time resident of Xenia, Ohio, was ushered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 2, 2014. She was born January 22, 1917, to James Orr and (Anna) Mabel Williams in Tranquility, Ohio. She was a graduate of Cedarville College and is part of the "Heritage Alumni." She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Lawrence (Larry) E. Prine in 1996. She is survived by her daughter Kathy (David, Sr.) Fath of Grandville, MI; her grandsons David "Kelly" (Sherri) Fath, Jr., of Bratislava, Slovakia, and Kevin (Heather) Fath of Smithville, OH; and four great-grandchildren, Justin, Josh, Carter, and Taryn Fath, all of Smithville, OH; and eleven nephews and nieces. Robby will be remembered for her sweet, gracious, gentle spirit, quick wit and sense of humor, and her love of animals, wildlife and nature. She was an elementary school teacher in both Adams County and Beavercreek school systems before she began helping Larry when his business grew as a builder and developer in Beavercreek. She was a long-time active member of 1st United Presbyterian Church which became Memorial United Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio, before she moved to Michigan in 2010. She taught Sunday School, served as church treasurer, and was active in the ladies' groups. For several years Robby volunteered at Greene Memorial Hospital and worked in the gift shop. Robby and Larry loved to travel and enjoyed seeing different parts of God's creation. We are grateful to the staff at Byron Center Manor 's Meadow Place for taking such good care of Robby the past three years as well as the recent care from Hospice of Holland. We are also grateful for the work of the staff at Brookcrest Rehabilitation Center that allowed her these extra years of mobility. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am Tuesday, May 6, following visitation an hour before the service at Memorial United Presbyterian Church, 343 W. Ankeney Mill Rd., Xenia. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Xenia, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in her memory to the Kosovo Leadership Academy through ABWE International, Harrisburg, PA, or Skyview Ranch, Millersburg, OH. Online condolences can be made at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com . (McColaugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.)

Published in Dayton Daily News on May 4, 2014
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