LAKE ANN — Mary A. Blanchard, 85, of Lake Ann (formerly of Evart and Dewitt), passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Tender Care of Leelanau in Suttons Bay.
Mary was born on Jan. 2, 1931, in Hersey Township, to Carl and Helen (Summer) Bailey. She graduated from Barryton High School in 1950. Mary married Robert “Bert” Blanchard on Feb. 23, 1951, in Big Rapids. She moved from Dewitt to Evart in 1970 after Bert’s passing. Mary raised four amazing children and loved spending time with them and their families. She enjoyed sewing and knitting.