Debbie RolenStaff Writer
February 23, 2013
MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Jean Blankenship, 94, of Madisonville, Ky., formerly of Logan, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Redbanks Colonial Terrace Nursing Home.
Born February 19, 1917, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Dora Jane Craddock Turley. Also preceding her in death was her husband of 68 years, Harry B. Blankenship, in 2007; one daughter, Ann Whitledge, in 1990; five brothers, Freer, Frazier, Philba, Felix and Foster Turley, and three sisters, Jo Quinn, Ruth Stowers and Donna Harmon.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Bob) Lamer of Cobden, Ill., Carolyn (Allen) Seibert of Madisonville and Jane (Garland) Springer of Morganfield, Ky.; six grandchildren, Julie (Kelly) O’Nan of Henderson, Ky., Angela Lamer and Benjamin (Stephanie) Seibert, both of Bowling Green, Ky., Todd Springer and Wendy (Ferry) Adams, both of Morganfield, and Katherine (Ryan) Smith of Goldsboro, N.C.; six great-grandchildren, Reece O’Nan of Henderson, Myles Lamer of Bowling Green, Kanean Adams and Dru Adams, both of Morganfield, and Patrick Smith and Tanner Smith, both of Goldsboro.
Jean was a devoted mother to her four daughters and very active in the Girl Scouts and PTA in Logan. She was of the Baptist faith and active in the youth programs at First Baptist Church of Logan. She helped her husband with the Breckinridge Golf and Country Club in Morganfield. Jean enjoyed fishing and was an avid golfer. She spent a lot of time in her garden.
Visitation and services were held Saturday, January 19, at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Dr. Monroe Slaton officiating. Burial was in Boxville Cemetery at Boxville, Ky.
Memorial contributions maybe made to the American Diabetic Association or the Multiple Sclerosis Association.
Information supplied by Irene Stollings.