Clara Prichard

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CANTON - Clara B. Prichard, age 77, of Carlinville, formerly of Fulton County, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 24, 2013, at Heritage Manor in Carlinville.

Clara was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Fulton County, Ill., a daughter of Fred H. and Clara Marie (Vin Camp) Churchill. Clara married Zane Prichard on Dec. 27, 1959, in Canton, Ill., and he passed away July 10, 2003.

Clara graduated from Cuba High School with the class of 1954 and Illinois State College in Normal in 1958.

Clara was a high school and middle school teacher, retiring from Carlinville Unit District 1 in 2001. She taught sixth grade and home economics.

She was a member of the Carlinville United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Alpha Delta, Kappa and Retired Teachers Association.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Kathryn Ann Prichard; brother, Jerry A. Churchill; and sister, Alice A. Tessier.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville. Funeral services will take place 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at Carlinville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery.

Surviving are her sons, Steven Zane and Thomas Michael Prichard of Carlinville; brother, Donald G. (Elda) Churchill of Fort Pierce, Fla.; sister, Mary K. (Glen) Medus of Canton, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Carlinville United Methodist Church or Carlinville Food Pantry.

Please visit to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on July 26, 2013
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