Dennis L. Blachford

Dennis L. Blachford, 66, of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly February 12, 2016.

Dennis was born on September 14, 1949 in Highmore, SD to Albert and Marcella (Ringham) Blachford. It was during high school that Dennis met the love of his life, Vera Simons. Together they shared 46 wonderful years. Dennis had recently retired from Sutherland Lumber after 48 years. He had started loading box cars, and retired his career as a corporate buyer. Dennis was a very devoted father and grandfather. He attended all of the events his children and grandchildren participated in and loved every minute of it. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf.

Survivors include: wife Vera Blachford; son Sean Blachford and wife Terri; daughter Kristi Waffle; 4 grandchildren: Hunter, McKenna, Courtney and Caden; brother Richard Blachford; sister Bonnie Heinzman; and a very large extended family.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Blachford. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Monday, February 15, 2016 at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 am, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home in Council Bluffs Iowa. Burial will take place in Iowa.

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