Blanche Eckhard

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BLANCHE ECKHARD PORTAGE, IN Blanche Eckhard, age 88, of Portage, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. She was born in Greenfield, TN on October 22, 1925. Blanche was a longtime Portage resident and a very involved member of Grace Church of the Nazarene in Portage. Blanche will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her four children: Sherrill (Rodney) Luellman, Karen (Jack) Cornelius, Michael Eckhard, and Kelli (Daniel) Calvert; seven grandchildren: David (Mandi) Eckhard, Melissa (Nick Oslizlo) Luellman, Dana Cornelius, Kyle Cornelius, Katie (Charlie) Zila, Zachary Calvert and Rebecca Calvert; several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, George; her infant daughter, Kathleen Eckhard; parents, Thomas and Annie Phillips; two brothers: Melvin and Raleigh Phillips. Funeral services for Blanche will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 5360 Clem Rd., Portage with Rev. Mark L. Hostetler. Burial will follow at McCool Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, April 21, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel, 600 W. Old Ridge Rd., Hobart, (219) 942-2109 or go online at

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Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel - Hobart
600 West Old Ridge Road
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-2109
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Published in The Times on Apr. 20, 2014