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Rita Champ Blankenship
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1960
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 2011
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

PRINCETON — Rita Champ Otey Blankenship, 50, of Mount Meadows Road, Princeton, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at her residence.

Born October 31, 1960 in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late James Edward Champ Jr. and Peggy Jo Adams Champ.

Rita was a member of the Sandlick Baptist Church, a devoted homemaker and enjoyed watching scary movies, wrestling and loved to dance.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Darrell Otey.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Lloyd Blankenship; Five children, Joycette Haynes and companion Danny, Anjileik Otey, Darrell Otey and companion Crystal, Brandon Otey, Charissa Otey and fiancé Matthew Sexton; stepchildren, Michael Blankenship and wife Amber, Joshua Blankenship and wife Amanda; nine grandchildren; six siblings, James Wesley Champ, Ruby Diane Wright, Anthony Wayne Champ, Susan Anne Overbay, Johnnie Raye Champ, Steven Eugene Champ; a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Nelson Linkous officiating.

Following her services, the family will honor her request, and her body will be cremated. Her burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton at a later date.

Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service hour.

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The Blankenship family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

Family links: 
  James Edward Champ (1935 - 1997)
  Peggy Joe Adams Champ (1937 - 2006)
  Darrell R. Otey (1956 - 1995)
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: SWVA Genealogy Searcher
Record added: Feb 19, 2011
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Rita <i>Champ</i> Blankenship
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