Claire Blanchard

Ruth Jost

Claire Phyllis Blanchard, 85, Belle, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2017.

She was born Oct. 23, 1931, to Charles and Bertha (Rossner) Reid, in New York, N.Y.

She was united in marriage to Frank Bowers.

Claire then moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and worked in various jobs as a realtor while living in California. In 2000 she married Billy Blanchard and the couple moved to Mexico. She later moved to Missouri. 

She was preceded in death by her parents,  Charles and Bertha and husband, Billy.

She is survived by children, Claudia Tramel and husband Tom of Belle and Christine Dean and husband James of Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Sassmann’s Funeral Home, Belle.