Clarence L. Blanchard, 94, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Mount Vernon Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on May 15, 1924, in Knox County, the son of Earl and Alice (King) Blanchard. Clarence proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Clarence retired in 1986 after 36 years of employment as a carpenter for Kenyon College. In his spare time Clarence liked working in his wood shop, making mirrors and canes for others to use and enjoy. He also liked working in his vegetable garden and always enjoyed the fresh taste of watermelon with salt sprinkled on top. Clarence was a simple hard working man who enjoyed the small pleasures of life, but most important to him was the time he spent with his family. He was loved and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his children; Tom (Gina Busse) Blanchard of Granville and Amy Blanchard of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a brother, Bernard (Martha) Blanchard of Fredericktown and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Ellen Blanchard (2016) and a brother, Joseph Blanchard.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Rev. Father Daniel Olvera was Celebrant. A graveside service with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council followed in St. Luke Cemetery in Danville. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Memorial contributions in Clarence’s name may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Church Building Fund.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Clarence L. Blanchard.