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Eddie Sue Blanchard

Eddie Sue Blanchard, 70, Oregon, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford.

She was a homemaker.  Eddie Sue loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.

She was born April 21, 1943, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., the daughter of Lavell J. and Mary C. (Christian) Rushing.

She married Charles A. Blanchard on June 28, 1958 in Rockford.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; mother, Mary Rushing; daughters, Charlotte (Roger) Kevern, Winnebago, Bonnie Hitchcock, Oregon, Carrie Dempiewolf, Oregon; son, Robert Blanchard, Oregon; brother, Ronnie (Serena) Rushing,Texas, brother-in-law, Johnny Watson,Texas; grandchildren, Merle (Amanda) Prascak, Tony Hillman, John (Niki Goodwin) Hitchcock, Kimberly Kevern; great-grandchildren, Zoe Prascak, Jenna Klenz, Olivia Hitchcock .

She was preceded in death by her father, Lavell; sister, Wanda Watson; infant son, David; son-in-law, Jim Hillman.

The graveside service  was scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Plainview Cemetery, Mt. Morris.  

Visitation was scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Polo Family Funeral Home.

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