Archive for Thursday, June 7, 2007

Obituary: Robert E. Pritchard


June 7, 2007

Private graveside services for Robert E. Pritchard, 85, Linwood, will take place in De Soto.

Mr. Pritchard died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in rural Linwood, the son of James and Blanch Henak Pritchard. He grew up in the Fall Leaf community and graduated from Eudora High School in 1939.

Mr. Pritchard was a World War II veteran. He worked at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and at General Motors in the Fairfax District before retiring in 1983.

Mr. Pritchard was on the Linwood City Council and served as mayor.

He married Arlene Plummer on Nov. 24, 1951, in Rogers, Ark. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two brothers-in-law, Don Plummer and Gary Plummer, both of Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to the Linwood Community Library, sent in care of the Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, 32665 Lexington Ave., De Soto 66018.

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