EDNA — George Pritchard, 90, of Edna passed away at 11:08 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at his home.
He was born on Aug. 30, 1929, to William B. and Eva B. (Cooper) Pritchard on the family farm west of Valeda. He and his family moved to Missouri for a short time before returning to the Edna area in 1941. He grew up and attended schools in Edna, graduating from Edna High School in 1948.
He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.
While in school he met the love of his life, Erma “Nadine” Blevins. They were married on Sept. 13, 1952, at the Assembly of God parsonage in Edna. She preceded him in death on their 65th wedding anniversary.
George first began working for Parksburg Rig and Reel Co. and later worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 1992. He also farmed throughout his working years.
After retiring, he enjoyed woodworking and farmed part time for Dwight Cooper. He was also a member of Cross Timbers Church in rural Edna. In 2016 he sold the farm and moved to the senior apartments in Edna.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin Lee Pritchard and his wife, Rhonda, of Rose Hill and Michael Duane Pritchard and his wife, Joyce, of Edna; two daughters, Karen Lynn Knight and her husband, William, of Overland Park and Brenda Pool and her husband, Timothy Aaron, of Parsons; three grandsons, Michael Maxson, Derek Pritchard and Kyle Pritchard; seven granddaughters, Rebecca Willis, Ashley Pritchard-Kelsey, Meghan Knight, Mija Knight, Monica Knight, Morgan Pool and Hayden Pool; three great-grandsons, Maguire Maxson, Monroe Maxson and Maxson Willis; and two great-granddaughters, Demi Pritchard and Dotti Pritchard.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Larry.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Timbers Church in rural Edna. Burial will follow in Edna Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to Cross Timbers Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374 Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.