HOISINGTON — Shirley Marie Blanchard, 96, died March 4, 2018, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home, in Belton, MO. Born Oct.17, 1921, in Hagerstown, MD the daughter of Frank and Elsie ( Mattias) Lias. She was united in marriage to Harold Blanchard on Oct. 1, 1942, in Council Grove.
Shirley was a member of the Eastern Star, 21st Century and ESA. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She loved to quilt.
Survivors include son Larry Blanchard and wife Judy of Holiday Island, Ark..; daughter Jacque Eichelberger and husband Nelson of Wytheville, Va..; sister Jackie Fouche of Hagerstown, M.D..; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, and two step great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother Walter Lias.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington, with the Rev Wayne Baldyga officiating. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., Thursday March 8, 2018 with family present from 6 – 8 p.m. to greet friends at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hoisington Cemetery. Memorial has been established with the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, Ks. 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 6, 2018