COVID-19 Update

As funeral professionals we have been asked by several people in our community how we will continue to serve our families. The families that we serve are always our top priority. We want to assure you that we are staying up to date with the changing information we receive everyday from public health officials and government agencies.

For families that experience the loss of a loved one, Daniel Funeral Home will remain prepared 24/7 to serve your family at your time of loss. We will continue to care for your loved one as usual and will follow the guidance and regulations from the Missouri Department of Health.

Our government officials, both federal and state, have advised that all public gatherings be limited to 10 persons or less in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. We take this pandemic emergency very seriously and are committed to following those recommendations.

We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure the safety of our community and of our staff while honoring their loved one. We thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of everyone who enters our doors.

For the safety of all, until the authorities lift the restrictions, we are implementing the following:

Cremation services will follow the same guidelines as outlined above.

Daniel Funeral Home has been there for our community during difficult times, and we stand ready to help in any way that we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Rest assured, we will continue to serve your family with dignity and respect through these uncertain times.

 Blanchard Kenneth 2

Kenneth Norman Blanchard, age 90, of Lamar, Missouri passed away February 14, 2019, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Kenneth was born August 14, 1928 in Iantha, MO to Clarence Riley Blanchard and Mabel Evelyn (Dinwiddie). Kenneth attended Lamar High School and serviced his country in the United States Navy from January 17, 1946 until November 5, 1947. in 1951 he married Peggy Stoner and was blessed with three children. On September 22, 1972, Kenneth married Emily Ann Blanchard in Bentonville, Arkansas.  
Kenneth had worked at Lawn Boy Company, had installed house siding, and owned and operated K&E Rebuilders, for over 20 years rebuilding starters and alternators. After he retired, he enjoyed working around his rural home cutting wood and taking care of his goats.

Kenneth is survived by two sons, Kerry (Pat) Blanchard, Lamar, MO and Danny (Debbie) Blanchard, Springfield, MO; a step-son, Levi (Ivy) Hites, Seneca, MO; a step-daughter Elaine Cline, Kenoma, MO; a brother, Kyle (Nancy) Blanchard  of Lamar, MO; four grandchildren, Josh (Amanda) Blanchard, Kenny (Camille) Blanchard, Danny Blanchard and Arlo (Monique) Ward; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death were his parents; his wife Emily, in 2017; a daughter Pam Ward; a brother Bob Blanchard and a sister, Betty Blanchard.
Funeral services will be, 10:00 am Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sheldon, Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday at the funeral home.  

Contributions are suggested to the Barton County Sr. Center in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#2 Vincentown, NJSkye Cox 2019-02-21 01:12
I would have loved to pay my respects and say goodbye to my grandpa. To the family, thanks for letting the rest of the family know...
#1 LamarBob and janet Sitton 2019-02-16 16:38
Our sympathy to the family. May God bless you as you face this difficult time.

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