Julie Lynn Brown

Julie Lynn (Blanchat) Brown passed away peacefully Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, at her home, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born Mar. 9, 1965, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of John and Pat (McKnight) Blanchat. She graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School, and later earned a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University. Julie met her future husband Rod at Kansas State University. Julie and Rod were married on July 25, 1987. Julie then supported Rod during his education pursuits while living in Nebraska, Oklahoma, and West Virginia before settling in Lawrence, KS. She worked as a manager of a technical support department at Gentiva Health Care in Kansas City until her daughter Brenna was born in 2001. After her daughter was born, Julie cherished being a full time mother and wife. She also worked for Rod’s endodontic practice. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling with her family, books, music, attending the Persian Pickle book club, volunteering with Toys for Tots, and spending family time at Table Rock Lake.

Her husband Rod and daughter Brenna survive of the home. Other survivors include her parents, John and Pat Blanchat; four siblings, Jenny Tinnes and husband Mike, Jeff Blanchat, Joanne Raines and husband Doug, and Jim Blanchat and wife Lori; a sister-in-law, Tricia Freeman and husband Dan; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to express their deep and sincere gratitude to Amy Rasmussen who provided compassionate and loving care for Julie during her last several months.

A memorial visitation for Julie will be held from 5 to 7 pm Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Head for the Cure, or Toys for Tots Lawrence, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com

 

Messages & Condolences

From Mary Glaser...

Our entire family was so saddened to learn of Julie’s passing! We are praying for peace and comfort at this difficult time. So many happy memories (Cherokee-SMW) growing up a few blocks away from the Blanchat family especially sweet Julie! Always, The Kanatzar Family: Gene, Myra, Mary, Maureen, Jim and Jeff

From John Evans...

I just read Julie’s Obituary. I pray for God’s peace and comfort for her family and friends. She was a classmate from 1st grade through high school. She was always kind, joyful, and friendly. Jeff, Joanne, Jenny, and Jim, my sincerest condolences as well as to Mr. and Mrs. Blanchat.

From Janet Ishmael Laytham...

Prayers for the family. From a fellow Viking. Class of 1985. My brother Stephen & sister Vanessa are also Vikings, Class of 1978 & 1982. RIP, Julie. 🙁

From John Reichart...

I am so sad to hear of Julie’s passing. I lived down the street on Hadley. During the spring of ’80 Julie and I walked home together almost everyday. Julie made those walks and talks so enjoyable. My prayers to her family.

From Andrea Bosley Cahalan...

I am so saddened. I remember Julie’s Beautiful Smile and Warmth She gave to all of Us at SMW. You will be greatly missed. All My thought’s and Prayer’s go out to The Blanchats and The Brown Families.

From Robert, Gwen, Sydni and Madi...

It has been a joy knowing Julie for the past ten years. We will miss her smile, personality and neighbor chats. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Rod and Brenna.

From Patricia McBee...

Thinking of Julie’s family in this difficult time, wishing you all peace and comfort.

From Kristy Marker...

Rod, I never had the pleasure of meeting Julie and I was saddened to hear of her passing. I know these are challenging times. Sending warm thoughts your family’s way.

From Kathy Wyly...

So genuinely sorry of Julie’s passing. Jr high and HS friend. Great memories..overnights and hanging out on roof just outside her bedroom! Oops!😃
Lots of smiles and giggles from Julie.

From Julie Kelemen...

So sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We hope you you find peace in your memories of all the years together!

From Karen Flory...

I’m so sorry to hear about Julie’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

From Jana Wallen...

So terribly sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

From Deb Orozco...

Praying that you all find peace and strength through this time of loss. I admired Julie for so many reasons. Her grace, class and courage through the years will have a lasting impact on me and many others for years to come. God bless you.

From Kerri Robinson...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I knew Julie from high school and always loved her laugh and smile. She will be greatly missed

From Darrin Manke...

We are sorry and deeply saddened about Julie’s passing. Please remember that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

From Shelly and Tom Horner...

Joanne and Doug, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May the peace of Christ comfort you in the hard days ahead.

From Bob Lane...

I am so saddened by this loss. My heart goes out to the family.

From Alice Scaramuzzo...

Thinking of you and your families at this difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers.

From Shelley Lierz...

Julie and I were Alpha Xi sisters. Her smile and laugh could light up a room. I’m so sad to hear of her passing. Heaven has gained a special angel. RIP Julie. 💕

From Loretta Young...

Julie was such a sweet soul. She hired me for a technical support job in 1995. If not for her, I wouldn’t be where I am today. My sincere condolences to her family. Prayers for peace and healing.

From Ty Brown...

Again such a sweet woman, went to SMW class of 83′. She will TRULY be missed. Our families thoughts and prayers to your family during these times!!!!

From ginger and ron schrader...

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prayers and thought of comfort for both of you.

From Whitney Chapman...

Julie and I were high school friends. I remember her big smile, her warm laugh and her kind heart. My condolences to all.

From Chuck Dratwick...

Thoughts and prayers to Blanchat and Brown families

From Steve and Becky Mason...

Rod we want to you to know we are so very sorry. We loved being your neighbors and have the most wonderful memories of the Brown family. Know Steve and I are thinking of you and Brenna with love.

From Jim, Lynn, Karley and Carson Schwartz...

Rod and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Julie is at peace now and with the Lord; her spirit will be with you forever! Please accept our deepest condolences.

From Toland Hippe...

This is a heart breaking and tragic loss. To Rod and Brenna and the rest of the family, I send my deepest condolences and prayers. Julie was such a wonderful person and will be missed by so many.

From Lori Carrigan...

Julie was my pledge daughter at Kansas State. I have so many wonderful memories of her smile and especially her laugh. This breaks my heart. I will keep Julie’s family in my prayers as they navigate the challenging times ahead and hope that your happy memories sustain you during this time.

From Amy Robbins...

Julie had the most beautiful smile! I enjoyed working with her on the Toys for Tots board. My deepest sympathy to Rod, Brenna, family and friends.

From Amy Bullock O’Brien...

I am beyond saddened to hear of Julie’s passing. I have such great memories of Julie’s smile and laugh and all around exuberance and kindness. She will be missed by so many. Thoughts and prayers to Julie’s family.

From Connie Baumli...

May God bless you in this time of great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From Brian Heck...

Dr. Brown, you are amazing and we send our deepest sympathy to you. We will continue to pray for you and your family.

From Apryl...

My heart is broken for you all. Sending love to a family that was like my own growing up. God bless.

From Brenda Cook...

My heart aches for you and I pray that you will find comfort and peace in your family And friends.

From R C Hopper...

Jenny and Mike….I will continue to pray for you all during this time and in the future remembering your loss of Julie.

From Jaime Smith...

Jeff, I would never presume to understand your grief. Just know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

From Lynn McFadden...

So sorry to hear the news of your loss! May God comfort you and your family.

From Sheryl Denman-Mitchem...

Joanne, l am at a loss for words, but will keep you & your family in my heart & prayers forever!! I have 40+ years of wonderful memories to cherish…

From Emily Connor...

Wishing you peace during this difficult time Joanne.

From Amy Gottschamer...

I am so so saddened to hear of Julie’s passing. I have many memories of our children in preschool, music classes, and our time together on the board of Toys for Tots. She will be greatly missed. Your family is in my thoughts.

From Vicki Raines...

Sandy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope you are finding peace and comfort in your memories of your life together.

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