Prudence (McCreight) Harden

Prudence (McCreight) Harden

Prudence Cathern (McCreight) Harden, 89, of Riverton passed away at 4:20 am, Friday, December 9, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born May 12, 1933, in Wayne County, IL the daughter of Raymond and Jennie (McConnaughhay) Braddy. She married George “Ed” McCreight in 1957 and he preceded her in death in 1982. She married George Harden in 1987 and he preceded her in death in 2008. Her parents, a sister, Margie Youngblood, and a brother, Russell Braddy, also preceded her in death.

Prudie is survived by two children, LeAnn (Doug) Heflin of Omaha, NE and Kevin (Sonya) McCreight of Riverton, stepchildren, Wanda Harden of Indiana, Jennifer Harden of Florida, Tammy (Mike) Grover of South Carolina, Vivian (Rick) Hutches of Florida, Preston (Alicia) Harden of Riverton, twenty-two grandchildren and thirty-seven great-grandchildren, one brother, William (Joan) Braddy of Rochelle and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was an Administrative Assistant for the Senate Republican staff retiring after 40 years. She was also a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where she served in many roles. She was a 4-H Leader teaching many to cook and sew. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, sewing and quilting. She gifted a quilt to each child, grandchild and great-grandchild as well as hand-crocheted blankets for many babies. Prudie was a parent volunteer for the Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps. In 1975 she handmade 85 pairs of uniform pants.

In addition, to her other hobbies, she loved to read and for over 50 years was dedicated to researching family genealogy. Prudie was a proud Matriarch of the McCreight family and she quietly made a huge difference in the world.

Visitation: 9:30-11:30 am, Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home -Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home -Springfield with Pastor Donn Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family requests those that attend wear casual and colorful attire, like the quilts she loved.

Memorial donations may be made to Midwest Mission Distribution Center, Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery, or Project Linus.

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