Sylvester Felix Blancarte

Sylvester F. Blancarte, 85, of Lawson, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab Center.

Mr. Blancarte was born December 31, 1932 in Kansas City, Kans. He served in the U.S. Army  for two years.  He was employed by Armco Steel for 39 years before retirement. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Casildo and Ignacia Blancarte; his wife, Shirley; and children, Robert Blancarte and Cheryl McAninch. Also preceding Mr. Blancarte in death were seven brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Blancarte is survived by brother, Charles Alvarado; sister, Natie Anaya; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Donald DeShon; son-in-law, Bob McAninch; five grandchildren, Deanna Sealey, Clinton DeShon, Jennifer Segelke, Lauran Lavar and Justin Long; and eight grandchildren, Hannah, Luke, and Abby Sealey, Peyton Lavar, Paisley and Loran Lavar, and Morgan and Alexander DeShon.

A celebration of life will be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a memorial from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Fry-Bross & Spidle Chapel, 208 S. Jefferson, Kearney, Mo.

Our Sincere Condolences

It is with sadness that I learned today of the loss of a friend and classmate of the Wyandotte High School class of 1952. Sylvester’s friendship, smile and thoughtful kindness will be missed. Condolences to Sylvester’s family.
Anne Debus

As you go through life, you may get to be friends with someone you really like & whom you can trust & whose friendship you treasure. Blanco was that kind of friend.
Sincerely, Martin Castro

As chairman of the Wyandotte High School Class of 1952 Reunion Committee I want to express our sympathy to the family of Sylvester.  He was such a beloved classmate and friend- always smiling and teasing us with his dry wit and wonderful sense of humor.  He always came to our Reunions and when he moved back from California he began attending our monthly lunches.  How we shall miss him.  God speed, Dear Friend.
Marilyn Gunderman