Martha Pritchard Photo

Martha J. “Martha Jean” Pritchard, 81, of Braidwood, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Morris.  Born June 3, 1939 in Joliet, Jean was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha (Pearson) Dalziel.

Raised and educated in Braidwood, Jean’s parents owned and operated Clover Grocery Store where she worked as a young girl. Jean would eventually become a nurse’s aide in Antigo, Wisconsin later working as a guard for the Department of Conservation in Des Plaines for over 25 years.  She enjoyed playing Bingo and loved watching butterflies.

She married Jim Pritchard on February 13, 1981. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2016.

Survived by her children: John Kegley, Jeff (Mary Ann) Kegley, Lisa Shannon, and Terry (Brenda) Wheeler; step-children: Thomas (Patricia) Pritchard, Kevin (Michelle) Pritchard, Brian (Dawn) Pritchard, Andrew (Kathy) Pritchard, Melinda Nelson and Jonathon (Laura) Pritchard; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim; son Danny Jo, one child in infancy, one son-in-law, Randy Shannon, and one daughter-in-law, Sarah Kegley.

The family will celebrate Martha Jean’s Life at a later date. Aqua Cremation rites have been accorded.

An online guestbook has been made for the family, where you may sign the guestbook, share memories and photographs. You can access this by visiting the website

Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL.