Francis Pritchett

Francis Emery "Short" Pritchett

Wednesday, February 2nd, 1938 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Mount Ayr, Iowa
Francis Emery “Short” Pritchett, age 82, of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, formerly of Gentry, Missouri died at his home, November 9, 2020 in Mt. Ayr.

Francis more commonly known as "Short" was born February 2, 1938 at the family home near Parnell, Missouri. His parents were Walter and Edith (Milligan) Pritchett.

Short was graduate of Grant City High School Class of 1956. After graduating Short joined the military, serving his country over twenty years in the Missouri National Guard.

He was united in marriage to Marilyn Jo (Richmond), October 8, 1960. To this union four children were born. Marilyn preceded him in death on June 2, 2007.

He and Marilyn were the owner/operators of Pritchett Grocery and Service in Gentry, Missouri before retiring. It has been said that Short would do mechanic work on anything from chainsaws to combines.

He also loved to go camping and going to Texas for the winter. It wasn’t unusual for Short to be found somewhere in the campsite working on a car, camper or even a washing machine.

Short was a member of the Gentry Christian Church, Gentry, Missouri.

On January 17, 2008 Short was united in marriage to Marilyn K. (Graham) at the Christian Church in Donna, Texas. They continued their love of camping and traveling if Short’s health permitted.

Short was preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife Marilyn, an infant daughter Connie Sue Pritchett, one sister Virginia Sherman and a brother Eugene Pritchett.

His survivors include: his wife Marilyn K. Pritchett, of the home Mt. Ayr,
one daughter Kay (Jim) Brockmeyer, Buckner, Missouri, sons Larry Pritchett, Gentry, Missouri and Emery (Pam) Pritchett, Ravenwood, Missouri, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren,
five brothers, Charles, Donald, Dave, Tim and Dan Pritchett, and one sister Deborah.

Graveside services and burial will be held 11 AM, Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Denver, Missouri. Friends may call anytime at the funeral home where the family will gather from 9:30-10:30 on Friday before the service. Social distancing and face masks are recommended. The services will be live-streamed on Andrews-Hann Funeral Home Facebook page.

Memorial: Gentry Christian Church
Arrangements are under the direction of the Andrews-Hann Funeral Home, Grant City
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:15am
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am
    Andrews-Hann Funeral Home
    416 South Front Street
    GRANT CITY, MO 64456
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    Mask and social distancing are recommended if attending the visitation prior to the service.
  • Service

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Prairie Chapel Cemetery
    State Hwy N
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Bill Farrens
  • Interment

    Prairie Chapel Cemetery
    State Hghway N
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    On the way to Denver turn West off of State Route M onto State Route N and the cemetery is about one and a half miles west and back South on the East side of the blacktop.


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Michael Manion

Posted at 12:02pm
He will be missed very much. A great man! And would help with anything.

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