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Stephen J. Prichard

April 23, 1944 ~ February 7, 2022 (age 77)

Obituary

Stephen J. Prichard, 77 of Beallsville, Ohio passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 at home following a brief illness. 

Stephen was retired from Switzerland of Ohio Schools where he held several positions including Principal of Beallsville and Skyvue High Schools. He also was head coach of Beallsville High’s basketball team as well as assistant coach for football and track. 

Stephen was a member of East Richland Evangelical Friends Church in St. Clairsville. He was also a member of Sunsbury Lodge #362 and a 32° Scottish Rite Mason. 

He enjoyed his family and raising trained bird dogs for pheasant hunting.  He was instrumental by standing in the gap to save Beallsville School from consolidation efforts and was proud to still see the school in operation. 

Stephen was preceded in death by his father, Henry and mother, Dorothy.  Surviving are his wife, Rose Mary Crusie Prichard; two sons, Matthew (Crystal) Prichard and Mark (Shari) Prichard; grandchildren, Rachael (Eddie) Carr, Wesley (Megan) Prichard, and Nicole (Bobby) Smith; great-grandchildren, Aurora, Katherine, and Lukas; a sister, Diana Butler; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Mike Mincey and Dan and Janet Crusie; also several nieces and nephews.

Stephen's family requests that masks be worn for visitation which will be held Friday, February 11 at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2pm with Pastor Jerry Wenger officiating. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and keepsakes, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses, c/o Rose Mary Prichard, PO Box 241, Beallsville, Ohio 43716.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 11, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Harper Funeral Home
52728 Ohio Avenue PO Box 250
Beallsville, OH 43716

Funeral Service
Friday
February 11, 2022

2:00 PM
Harper Funeral Home
52728 Ohio Avenue
Beallsville, OH 43716

Interment following funeral service
Friday
February 11, 2022

Beallsville Cemetery
State Route 145
Beallsville, OH 43716

Donations

Prichard Family, c/o Rose Mary Prichard
PO Box 241, Beallsville OH 43716

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