Claire Phyllis Blanchard, age 85, of Belle passed away September 29, 2017.
Claire was born on October 23, 1931 in New York City to the late Charles and Bertha (Rossner) Reid.
Claire met and married Frank Bowers and moved to sunny Los Angeles. She worked various jobs as a Realtor while living in California. In 2000, she met and married Billy Blanchard. The couple moved to Mexico where the remained for a couple of years. Billy preceded her in death in 2007. In her later years, at her daughter’s insistence, she moved to Missouri to be closer to her daughter.
Claire is survived by: Claudia Tramel and her husband Tom of Belle and Christine Dean and her husband James of Los Angeles; grandsons, Jason Kahle of Owensville and Justin Kahle of Belle; and great-grandchildren, Annora, Charlie, Gunner, and Raiden Kahle as well as many extended family members and friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of her eye and she will be missed greatly by those that knew and loved her.
In keeping with Claire’s wishes, private family services will be held at a later date.