Cathy Jo Prenger, 50,

Cathy Jo Prenger, 50, of 8737 Oldtown Road in Celina, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at her home with her family.   

She was born on Dec. 31, 1963, in St. Marys, to John and Jill (Hollman) Bowers, who live in St. Marys.  

On Aug. 11, 1990, she married John Prenger.  

Also surviving are her children, Austin (Shelby) Prenger of Celina, brothers Mark (Patty) Bowers of St. Marys and Dan (Barbara) Bowers of Bell Center.

Cathy was preceded in death by an infant brother, Eric L. Bowers.

She graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School with the Class of 1982. She was employed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber (Veyance) in St. Marys. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina.   

Cathy was a 4-H adviser and member for Auglaize, then Mercer County. She was a Girl Scout and Rainbow Girl of St. Marys.

Riding horses was her passion, she was a life member of the American Quarter Horse Association and volunteered at the Lima Equestrian Therapy.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, the Rev. Kenneth G. Alt C.PP.S. officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, or to the Mercer County Fairground 4-H Horse and Cattle Show Barn.  

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