VAN WERT - Ruth M. Prater, 82, born January 7, 1930, died at 12:10 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Van Wert Manor. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Auglaize United Baptist Church in Maysville with Pastor Bill Prater officiating. Burial will follow in Preston Cemetery, Alger. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Alger, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.