Transition: Deanna E. Pritchett (May 19, 1937-Nov. 9, 2018)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Deanna E. Pritchett, 81, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 surrounded by family at Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Overland Park, Kansas. A Celebration of her life will take place sometime in the near future.

Born on May 19, 1937 to Frank E. and Mary (MacArthur) Acton, she was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Deanna attended Oklahoma State University before moving to the Kansas City area around 1970. Except for the 2 years she lived in Nairobi, Kenya in the mid 1970ís, she remained a resident of the Kansas City Area until she retired to Beaver Lake, Arkansas in 2006.

She will be remembered for her perpetually upbeat nature and her willingness to do anything for her friends and family. She was always active, enjoying decorating her home for the season, sewing, dancing, listening to music & hosting an annual Halloween Party. After moving to the lake, she could often be found boating, swimming or water skiing.

Along with her parents, Deanna was preceded in death by both of her brothers, Ted Acton and Hershel Acton.

Left to mourn her passing includes her husband of 62 years, Jim Pritchett; four sons, Curtiss Pritchett, Bryan Pritchett, Eric Pritchett and his wife, Linda, and Darin Pritchett and his wife, Michelle; 7 grandchildren, Max Pritchett, Cameron Pritchett, Morgan Pritchett, Peyton Pritchett, Sara Pritchett, Ian Pritchett and Cheyanne Pritchett, 1 great grandson, Daxton Pritchett and a host of Acton nieces and nephews.

Fond memories and condolences may be left at, as Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street in Kansas City, Kansas is in charge of service arrangements.