|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1883|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1947|
VANDALIA UNION - 20MAR1947 - A. M. BLANKENSHIP DIED THURSDAY IN BEAR GROVE HOME
Arna Monroe Blankenship died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning, 13Mar, at his home in Bear Grove Twp., aged 63 years, 5 months & 13 days. He had been in failing health for several years but seriously ill for only about 2 weeks. Death was due to heart trouble & complications.
Deceased was born in Bond Co. 30Sep1883, a son of Robert E. & Martha (Smith) Blankenship. He was united in marriage with Miss Rosa Wright on 03Oct1903, at the home of her parents in Bear Grove Twp. Surviving are his widow, 3 children, Mrs. Archie Roe, Mrs. Ira Ellsworth & Wayne Blankenship, all of Bear Grove Twp., & sisters, Mrs. Edgar Etcheson, Mrs. Ira Ellsworth, & Mrs. Bryon Dooley, all of R.F.D., Vandalia. There are 10 grandchildren. A daughter, Marie, died in infancy.
Mr. Blankenship had lived for the past 35 years in Fayette Co., engaging in farming. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist church, where funeral services were held Satuday afternoon, Elders Edgar Browning & Everett Rifter officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery, Runells funeral home in charge.
Lillie Rosetta Wright Blankenship (1883 - 1969)
Wilmyth Iola Blankenship Ellsworth (1915 - 2005)*
Created by: Sue Bergandine
Record added: Sep 20, 2011
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