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Jean Blanchard

BLANCHARD Jean Yarnell Blanchard, 90, passed away March 31, 2012. She was born May 10, 1921, in Knoxville, TN, to Oliver and Grace Yarnell. She married Ralph Blanchard on July 1, 1955, in Jacksonville, FL. She was a bookkeeper for several Jacksonville businesses throughout her career. As a long-time member of Lakeshore Baptist Church, she assisted with the Feeding Ministry for the homeless as well as helping in the children s nursery. She had a zest for life, and an everlasting sense of humor that touched everyone she met. Mrs. Blanchard was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Blanchard, parents, a son, Richard Cardwell, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. She is survived by a son, Gary Blanchard; a daughter, Donna Speegle (Bill); grandchildren, Ryan (Maiken) and Eric Day, Jesse (Kim) and Daniel (Whitni) Speegle, and Amy and Adam (Amanda) Cardwell; 4 great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Wylie Byrd. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Chapel, from 6 until 8 PM. The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 11:00 AM, also at the chapel. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Memory Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to: Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4315 Main St., (904) 356-6585, www.hardage-giddensedgewood.com. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 2, 2012
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