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Maria Sophie "Sophie" Meinert Blankenship
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1888
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1974
Jackson County
Kansas, USA

Mrs. Sophia M. Blankenship, 85, Holton, died Thursday at her home in Holton where she had lived the last seven years after moving there from Leavenworth.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran church, Holton, with the Rev. Arnold E. Oldehoeft, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Potter cemetery south of Atchison. Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, is ln charge of arrangements.

Born Aug. 11, 1888, in Leavenworth county, Mrs. Blankenship was a daughter of the late William and Wllhelmlne Moeller Meinert. She and Thomas J. Blankenship were married Oct. 30, 1908, and lived most of their lives in Leavenworth. He died March 4, 1967.

She is survived by two sons, Irwin T. Blankenship, Holton, and Tom B. Blankenship, Baldwin; three daughters, Mrs. Nina Adams, Huntington Beach, Calif., Mrs. Doris Law, Holton, and Mrs. Betty Schott, Irvine, Calil.; three brothers, Ed Meinert, Otto Melnert and Albert Melnert, all of Easton; 14 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A son, Leo Blankenship preceded her in death.

Published in the Atchison Daily Globe, March 3, 1974
Family links: 
  Heinrich Wilhelm Meinert (1858 - 1925)
  Wilhelmine Moeller Meinert (1859 - 1957)
  Thomas Jefferson Blankenship (1889 - 1967)*
  Irvin Thomas Blankenship (1912 - 1988)*
  Robert Leo Blankenship (1915 - 1919)*
  Henry William Meinert (1884 - 1970)*
  Wilhelmine Meinert Lange (1886 - 1967)*
  Maria Sophie Meinert Blankenship (1888 - 1974)
  Louise Marie Meinert Kern (1890 - 1970)*
  Fred William Meinert (1892 - 1923)*
  Edward J. Meinert (1894 - 1998)*
  Otto G. Meinert (1896 - 1988)*
  Albert Herman Meinert (1899 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Eileen Manning
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75231479
Maria Sophie Sophie <i>Meinert</i> Blankenship
Added by: Eileen Manning
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