Diane M. Prichard, age 78, of East Manchester Township, Manchester, died on Sunday,
June 21, 2020 at her residence. She was the wife of David W. Prichard for 56 years.
Born September 6, 1941 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a daughter of the late John and
Gertrude (Ruff) Ashfield, she had been a teacher, but her biggest role was as a stay-at
home-mom to six of her own children and countless others. She was an active member
of Church of the Open Door and the cutest person one could ever meet, a shining star that
lit up every room with her smile.
In addition to her husband, Diane is survived by (survival a term we use loosely, since we
do not know how we will do it) four daughters, Patti Stephen, and her husband Todd, of
Bel Air, Maryland, Joy Bell of Manchester, Beth Boger, and her husband Derek, of
Manchester, Sandi Gill, and her husband Rob, of Manchester; a son, “Skip” Prichard, and
his wife Anita, of Columbus, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, Ben, Mike, Steven, Abby, Eli, Joy,
Molly, Milo, Marley, Elizabeth, Kevin, Autumn, Jonah, Grace, Katie, and Levi; three
great grandchildren, Makenna, Zoe, and Skie, and a great granddaughter on the way; and
two sisters, Carol Dengel, and her husband Tom of Alabama and Dawn Imbimbo, and her
husband Rich, of New Jersey. She is now reunited with her son, “Jack” Prichard; and a
son-in-law, Andrew Bell.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 Am Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Church of the
Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court, York, with her Pastor, The Rev. Bob Riedy, officiating. The
service will be followed by a light lunch. Viewing will be 9-10 AM. Private burial will
be in Paddletown Cemetery, Newberrytown. William E. Little Funeral Homes, Inc., 60
South Main Street, Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court,
York, PA 17408.
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