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Laraine W. Prichard, a teacher who was honored for her dedication to Harlem Road School in Snyder, will be remembered at 8 p.m. Wednesday with a memorial service in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

She was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba.

Mrs. Prichard, 91, died Sept. 21, 1997, in Christian City Convalescent Center, Union City, Ga., where she had moved in 1994.

She had moved from her longtime Williamsville home to Sarasota, Fla., in 1985.

An area native, the former Laraine W. Willis was educated in Buffalo Public Schools and obtained her bachelor of science and master's degrees in teaching from Buffalo State College. She began her teaching career at elementary schools in Stafford.

Mrs. Prichard taught in Angola and in Water Valley before going to Harlem Road School in Snyder, where she taught for 19 years. She retired in 1962 and had planned to move out of state, but family connections in Elba kept her in Williamsville. Mrs. Prichard returned to teaching at Harlem Road School and worked there until she was 72. The Parent-Teacher Association honored her with a lifetime membership pin.

Her husband, Lloyd, died in 1951.

She was a member of Buffington Road Christian Church and Captain Thomas Cobb Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, both in College Park, Ga.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane L. Schultz of North Tonawanda; a son, Donald of Union City; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


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