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.
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