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Gary L. Blankenship
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1934
Litchfield
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 2012
Litchfield
Montgomery County
Illinois, USA

Gary L. Blankenship
June 09, 1934 - September 14, 2012


Gary Lee Blankenship, 78, of Litchfield, died Fri., Sept. 14, 2012 at 12:20 a.m. in his home. He was born on June 9, 1934 in Litchfield, a son of Estie Denver & Grace Minnie (Roach) Blankenship. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was self-employed as an insurance salesman and owned & operated Blankenship Insurance Agency in Litchfield for several years. Over the years, he worked at Brubaker Motor Company in Litchfield & McBride Chevrolet in Staunton doing auto body & mechanic work. He was a present member of Litchfield Moose Lodge #1634, a past member of Litchfield Jaycees & a charter member of the Lion's Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping & was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He married Ramona June Vogel on Jan. 3, 1955 in Walshville. She survives. He is also survived by:

His mother,
Grace Blankenship;

2 daughters,
Karla (Wayne "Digger") Davis, ALL of Litchfield
Carrie (Mo) Beeler of Raymond

6 grandchildren,
Michael (Amanda) Cunningham
Travis (Brittani) Cunningham, ALL of Litchfield
Jessica Davis (fiancé Justin McWilliams) of Jonesboro, TN
Kelsey Davis of Litchfield; Wyatt Beeler of Raymond;
Kara (Mike) Bono of Mt. Olive

8 great-grandchildren,
Lexi & Dominic Cunningham; Mathew Burnett;
Alyssa & Dalis Harmon; Killian & Emilie Vann;
Beverly Bono

2 brothers,
Denver Blankenship (companion, Nancy Carlock) of Hillsboro
Ivan (Evelyn) Blankenship of Litchfield

2 sisters,
Geraldine Jackson of Daleville, AL
Carolyn (Larry) Slightom of Hillsboro

Sister-in-law,
Nancy Blankenship of Hillsboro

Several nieces & nephews

He was preceded in death by his father; 1 brother, William Blankenship; 1 sister, Virginia Howard; 1 great-grandson, Alexander Cunningham; brother-in-law, Joseph Howard.


Funeral Information
Funeral services will be held Tues., Sept. 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Steve Revisky, Sr. Minister of The Christian Church of Litchfield, will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Ridge Cemetery near Atwater. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Donations Information
The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Estie Denver Blankenship (1907 - 1985)
  Grace Minnie Roach Blankenship (1911 - 2014)
 
 Siblings:
  Virginia Kathleen Blankenship Howard (____ - 2012)*
  Gary L. Blankenship (1934 - 2012)
  William E Blankenship (1940 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethel Ridge Cemetery
Atwater
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Marcella
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
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Gary L. Blankenship
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Gary L. Blankenship
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