Eleanor M. Blanchard, 75, of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at the Laurels of Defiance.
She was born on May 1, 1938, to Fred and Esther (Mulligan) Heideprim in Defiance. On June 13, 1970, Eleanor married Curtis Blanchard.
She was a member of the Ohio State Women of the Church of God, serving on the state and local levels. Eleanor worked for H&R Block in Defiance, Bill Finn's Tax Service in Defiance and the Zeller Corporation, Defiance. Eleanor worked as an office worker/tax preparer.
Eleanor is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Curtis; special sons, Rob Kaminski of Reedley, Calif., Todd Bush of Perrysburg, Sam Slusser of Defiance; special daughters, Janet Kaminiski of Reedley, Calif., Cindy Bush of Perrysburg, Debbie Slusser of Defiance; adopted sons, Warren Blanchard, Pete Blanchard of Paulding; adopted daughter, Michelle Robison of Napoleon; stepgrandson, Jason Robison.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters-in-law, Alice and Bonnie Heideprim; brother, Carl Heideprim; and a nephew, Greg Heideprim.
Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home. Additional visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday prior to the services. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014, at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. John McFarland and Rev. Tim Yazel officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Memory Gardens.
The family request memorials be made to the Women of Ohio Church of God, First Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.schafferfh.com.