Emma Jean Prokay
1935 - 2020
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Emma Jean Prokay, 85, of Hilliards, Pa. was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Butler with family by her side.
Born Sept. 14, 1935, in Punxsutawney, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William "Bill" and Sarah Weaver Neal.
Emma Jean graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1953.
She was a homemaker, provided cleaning services for area homes, was a longtime caregiver and was a member of the Ridgeville United Methodist Church.
Emma was an avid and longtime Steelers fan. There would be no interruptions for her on Sunday afternoon where you would hear her enthusiastically expressing support for her Steelers.
She enjoyed playing pinochle, camping, traveling and spending time with her friends, Edna, Laverne and Linda.
Emma enjoyed the camaraderie among her sons on who was the favorite throughout the years as well as being a Cub Scout leader during their youth. She was also a wonderful, caring and supportive wife and mother to her family.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen L., whom she married March 20, 1954; her three sons, Steven (Tina) Prokay, Mark (Carol) Prokay and Mike (Jane) Prokay; her daughter, Tammy (Ron) Bowser; six grandsons, Tyler, Christopher, Ryan, Colton, Ethan and Ira; one granddaughter, Shelby; three great-granddaughters, Elsie, Ayla and Fable; four great-grandsons, Isaac, Nolan, Caleb and Jude; her brothers, Clair Neal and Donald (Fannie "Toots") Neal; and her sister, Lois Guilfoyle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna "Chrissy" Prokay; her grandson; her daughter-in-law; three brothers; and one sister.
PROKAY - Private services and burial for Emma Jean Prokay, who died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, will be for the immediate family at Rosewood Cemetery in Ridgeville, Pa.
H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home of Eau Claire, is assisting the family at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Ridgeville United Methodist Church, c/o Gloria Gillespie, 335 Old Yellow Brick Road, Hilliards, PA 16040.
To view or to send condolences or sympathy cards, please visit www.buzardfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in Butler Eagle from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2020.
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October 28, 2020
Prokay Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will never forget spending afternoons with Emmy talking about Days of Our Lives, she would kick my butt if she knew I stop watching it years ago. Praying for all in your time of grief.
Heather Ferguson Clark and Family
Heather Clark
October 27, 2020
Steve and Tina and family. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family .We were sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Clarence and Betty Pennington
clarence pennington
October 27, 2020
Mark, Carol, and family,
My sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Roberta and Larry McKivigan
Roberta McKivigan
October 25, 2020
Prokay family... you have my condolences...so sorry to hear of her passing.
Jim Day
October 24, 2020
Uncle Rainy, Tammy, Steve and Mike,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Aunt Emmy touched us all in her special way. She was always thinking of others. We will surely miss seeing her at family gatherings especially at Thanksgiving.
Lisa and Bob
October 24, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the Prokay family...George and Delores Early
Ruby Delores Early
October 24, 2020
Dearest Rainy, Steve, Mark, Tammy, Mike and all family and friends,

Our family grieves for the loss of such a remarkable woman. Emmy always took care of everyone. At the family reunions, Emmy was always moving around to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and that we had everything we needed or wanted.

We are reminded that there is still much for which to be thankful, Family!

Richard was talking about how Emmy would take care of him when he came to town for hunting season. He said she wold cook and make sure he had clean clothes.

The family is aging and sadly, there is nothing we can do to stop time. On this tearful Saturday morning, we thank God that Emmy was part of our family.

May your memories ease your sorrow and may peace and love surround you during this sad time.

Love, Rich and Margie

P.S. Emmy, in your honor, your beloved Steelers really took care of our Browns last Sunday.

Margaret Prokay
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