Paula Kent Roosevelt (Prather), age 65, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018. She was born August 30, 1952 in Union City, TN to Martha Jean Prather (McBride) and Robert Wayne Prather. Paula is survived by her loving family – husband, Steve Donnel Roosevelt, daughter Jenifer Jeanann Roosevelt, granddaughter Celia Rose Miller, son-in-law Ian Andrew Miller, and brother Robert Stephen Prather. Paula was a beloved beautician and business owner in Carbondale, IL for over 30 years. She will be remembered for her love of cooking, reading, murder mysteries, and sushi, her compassion for strays (four- and two-legged), her whimsey, and her fierce adoration of her granddaughter. A gathering of friends and family will be held midsummer.