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Patricia "Pat" May Blanchard, age 63, of Lamar, Missouri passed away October 22, 2019, at Freeman Hospital West, in Joplin, MO.

Pat was born October 4, 1956 in Rolla, MO to Ralph Lawrence Schmitt and Carol Faye (Baker) Schmitt. On October 4, 1974 she married Kerry Blanchard at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lamar, MO and together they raised two sons.

Pat worked in the packing department at O'Sullivan Industries and enjoyed painting crafts as well as fishing and target practice. She was a member of Lamar First Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband Kerry Blanchard; two sons, Josh (Amanda) Blanchard and Kenny (Camille) Blanchard, all of Lamar, MO; two brothers, Lawrence (Hui Cha) Schmitt, Joplin, MO and Bill (Brenda) Schmitt, Golden City, MO; five sisters, Carol (Jim) Dill, Lamar, MO, Mary Ballard, Nevada, MO, Norma (Jake) Newsome, Lamar, MO; Lucy Braun, Phoenix, AZ, and Nancy Hatfield, Lamar, MO; five grandchildren, Auri, Denver, CO, Shadol, Nevada, MO, Kayne, Lamar, MO, Malia, Lamar, MO and Amielia, Lamar, MO.

Preceding Pat in death were her parents and a sister, Donna Schmitt in 1963.

Service will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Daniel Funeral Home with Mike Gage officiating. Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Lake Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Shriner's Children's Hospital in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#6 Carthage, MOJeanie Harrison 2019-11-12 14:12
My sincerest sympathy Carol, Jim, and all your siblings, children, and grandkids. I will always remember Patty as I grew up calling her. I think she asked me once in Walmart in Lamar if I was Jeanie, Carol's friend? I said why yes I am and Patty is what I remembered your siblings calling you. Be her name is Patricia, Pat, or Patty, my heart is breaking hearing of her passing. Carol you were and still are my best friend ever. I think of you and your family often. We could always just pick back up on whatever we were talking about no matter how long it had been. I pray for peace and comfort for you your husband Jim and all your family. I have tried to call but either your not at work or I forget. I ask Father God to wrap you all in His arms and give you continued care, strength, and the time you all need. Patty was a very bright, and cheerful young lady, she was full of grit, humor, and worked hard. Take care Carol, I am thinking of you all. God Bless you. Jeanie
#5 LOCKWOOD, MOSTELLA RECTOR 2019-10-28 14:39
#4 Sheldon Mo.Robyn Abbott 2019-10-25 17:17
Kerry so sorry for your loss. I remember playing cards with you two when our kids were small,happy memories and good days back then.Take care of yourself and remember all your good times together! God Bless!!
#3 Lamar MOTerry and Karen Rieg 2019-10-24 18:32
We are very sorry for your loss.
#2 Lamar, Mo.Theresa & Wayne 2019-10-24 17:37
Norma and Family
Sorry about the loss of Pat. Please take care of you and your family, always keep the good and happy memories close.
Theresa (Seay) Percy
#1 Nevada MOJoanne Dedrick 2019-10-24 01:48
Lucy and Family

I was saddened to hear of the loss of your sister Pat. I know your heart is hurting but remember all the good times you were able to enjoy with her. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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