Deloris Blanchard age 90 of Perry passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, IA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill at Perry, IA. Memorials will be given to Perry Public Library and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home.
Deloris Maxine Blanchard was born on May 15, 1926 at Melcher, IA to Bryan Jennings and Della Onita (Sells) VanDerHorst. She graduated from North High School in Des Moines, IA. She was united in marriage to Carl Blanchard at on August 14, 1948. She worked at Equitable in Des Moines, Bright & White Laundry, school lunch program, Virginia's Ready to Wear in Perry.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, making desserts and peanut brittle which she delivered to friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Blanchard, parents, Bryan and Della.
She is survived by her children, Chris (Mary) Blanchard, Robins, IA, Sheri (David) Luett, Perry, IA, 4 grandchildren, Ben (Stephanie) Blanchard, Washington, IA, Trisha (Jeremy) Main, St. Louis, MO, Kimberly (Dan) Studer, Milford, IA and Nick (Kelly Gates) Luett, Waukee, IA, 10 great grandchildren, siblings, brother, Bill VanDerHorst, New Orleans, LA.
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Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care
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Perry, IA 50220
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