Rex Chinn Blanchard, 78, was born August 13, 1934 in Powersville, MO. Rex died December 1, 2012 at the Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville, MO. His parents were Cecil and Fern Chinn Blanchard who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kay Wiemers Blanchard of rural Powersville, MO daughter Vicki and son-in-law Rick Walter of Nevada, IA, son Wesley and wife Lynn Blanchard and their children, Adam, Daniel, and Anna of Indianola, IA, grandson Joel Walter of College Station, TX, and grandson Mathew Walter of Cedar Rapids, IA. He is also survived by his brother, Leedrue and wife JoAnn Blanchard of Nevada, IA, brothers-in-law Gene and wife Jane Wiemers of Melbourne, IA and Cal and wife Denny Wiemers of Folsom, CA as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.