ELLINGTON, Mo. — Minnie Wynona Blanchard, 93, of Ellington, Mo., formerly of Jonesboro, the daughter of John and Hattie Burns, died peacefully at her home Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

She was not just a mother to her 10 children but a mother to all. She held nothing against anyone. She gave kindness to all as she did to her own family. There was no one who met her who didn’t love her.

Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, five sisters, one daughter, Hazel Louise, one grandson, and a son-in-law.

She is survived by three sons, Curtis (Linda) Blanchard, Earl (Sharon) Blanchard and Louis (Colleen) Blanchard; six daughters, Jean (Butch) Leis, Pat Easter, Marie (Richard) Dement, Rose Blanchard, Laura Crase and Gevie (Gary) Webb; three brothers, Bobby Burns, Billy Burns and Don Carmen; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Heath Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Richard Dement and Louis Blanchard officiating. Burial will follow in New Friendship Cemetery.

Curtis and Earl Blanchard will give the opening and closing prayer. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

To leave a lasting memorial, please consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Following the State of Arkansas COVID-19 guidelines, face masks should be worn inside of the building at all times while maintaining a six-foot distant between each person.

Online condolences: www.heathfuneralhome.com