Hallie BlanchardOWENSBORO, Ky. — Hallie E. Blanchard, 80, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday Feb. 28, 2016, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in the Olaton Community of Ohio County on Nov. 28, 1935, daughter of the late Benie Marlon and Martha Ellen Burden Lindsey.

Hallie had worked as a laborer in building construction and was a homemaker.  She loved to bake and share it with everyone.  She also was a great storyteller and loved her family very much.

Survivors include four sons, Gary R. (Maryanna) Leach, of Bloomington, Ill., Phillip E. Leach, of Bloomington, Ill., Thomas (Audra) Blanchard, of Merryville, Tenn., and Charles A. (Tami) Blanchard, of Bloomington; three daughters, Sandra (Stan) Blanchard, of Richland, Ind., Karen G. (Rich) Napier, of New Albany, Ind., and Nancy E. Hunt, of Owensboro. Also surviving is Hallie’s little companion, Hope;  16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Vina Hayse, of Hartford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert E. Blanchard.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam .  Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until funeral time on Thursday.

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