Blanchard, Joyce A. Alamo Township, MI Joyce passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 surrounded by family and friends at Bronson Hospital. She was born July 20, 1938 in Cooper Township the daughter of Clyde and Alice (Wilson) Rinehart. Joyce was a 1956 Mattawan High School graduate. She had been a caregiver and foster parent to many children over the years. Joyce was a tremendous cook and skilled cake decorator and had made several wedding and graduation cakes. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing. Joyce was a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego and a former member of Alamo Community Congregation Church. On September 8, 1956 at the Grange Hall in Oshtemo she married Dale Blanchard who survives. Also surviving are her children, Laura Blanchard of Kalamazoo, Connie Blanchard of Benton Harbor; Gary (Denise) Blanchard of Plainwell and many foster children; grandchildren, Josh (Meagan), Derek, Olivia, Elizabeth and Michael; great-granddaughter, Kylie and siblings, Jerry Rinehart, Phyllis Forbes and Terri Rinehart. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Lois Miner and James Rinehart. Joyce's family would like to thank Dr. Marcia Liepman of Allegan and Dr. John Byrd of Columbus, OH for the wonderful care she received. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with Joyce's family from 6-8 P.M., Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, and from noon until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 17, 2017 with Pastor Darin Youngs officiating. Contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to First Congregational Church of Otsego or to the West Michigan Cancer Center. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.