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Emma Jean (Obley) Pritchard

August 10, 1921 ~ March 28, 2019 (age 97)

Emma Jean Pritchard, 97, of West Newton passed away March 28, 2019.  Born August 10, 1921, a daughter of the late Samuel B. and Verda B. Obley.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William H. “Pritch” Pritchard in 2004.  She is survived by her children, Barbara P. Rutter (George), Jo P. Chesnut (William), Patricia P. Medsger (John) and William H. “Pete” Pritchard, Jr.; her grandchildren, Christine R. Hawkins (Brooke), Patricia R. Barton (Thomas), Allison C. Hancock (Sam), Ashleigh P. Chesnut, Jason W. Medsger (Mareca) and Jonathan O. Medsger (Sarah), along with her nine great grandchildren. Emma Jean was best known for her crafting skills, volunteer work, love of West Newton and her Bridge playing acumen.  Our family would like to thank her caregivers, Karen and Kathy, and the staff of Easy Living and Excela Hospice.  She will be missed.  Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Tuesday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton, and 10-11 am Wednesday in West Newton United Presbyterian Church, Main and 4th St., West Newton, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am.  Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.  Condolences may be left at

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