Dorothy Irene Blankenship, 92, of Creston, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at Lodi Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Dorothy was born Jan. 31, 1924 in Catlettsburg, KY and was the daughter of the late Lee and Dixie (Nolan) King. She married David E. Blankenship on May 15, 1943 and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1988. She retired after 27 years from Nabisco Brands in Seville and had made her home in the Creston area for the past 46 years. She enjoyed sewing, watching TV and taking car rides to enjoy the scenery. He greatest loves were her many grandchildren.
Surviving are her four children, Dwight Blankenship of Palmetto, FL; Jacqueline (Neal) Silver of Watsonville, CA, Web (JoAnne) Blankenship of Wooster and Deb (George) Hughes of Creston and 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a grandson, a brother and three sisters.
Services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Rev. Kirk Fairhurst officiating. Burial will be in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
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Name: Tina Irene Smith
Aunt Dorothy was like a Mom to us kids, I remember going over to her and Uncle Dave's house and playing she always asked if we were hungry and treated us like we belonged to her. When I got my drivers licenses I went over to uncle Dave's car lot to buy a car from him, I drove home a corvette, when I got home Mom was on the porch waiting for me, she said Aunt Dorothy called me you get that car back over there it is to dangerous you'll kill yourself driving that thing, I got back over there Aunt Dorothy had a set of keys in her hand to a ventura, green at that, to say the least I got a car just not the one I wanted. Thanks to Aunt Dorothy's Motherly instinct or big mouth, I am not sure which one. LOL... Loved her very much, I guess that is why I got her middle name.