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01/31/1941 - 11/07/2020
Obituary for Alma Blankenship
Alma Jean Blankenship, 79, of Sedalia, MO passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at her daughter's home in Nelson, MO. She was born on January 31, 1941 in Squire, WV the daughter of Edward "Bus" Franklin Riley and Geneva Lake (Conley) Riley, who preceded her in death.
On April 4, 1959 in Lebanon, VA she was united in marriage to Randall Theodore Blankenship, who resides in the home.
Alma was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Nelson, MO. She was a 1958 graduate of Big Creek High School in War WV. She graduated from State Fair Community College Nursing Program in 1992 were she received her LPN associate degree. Alma worked for McGraw Eddison Manufacturing and J.A. Lamy's Manufacturing retiring in 1985. Alma enjoyed reading, gardening, canning, sewing, ceramics and loved all babies, especially her grand and great grand babies.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Rebecca King (Daryl) of Nelson, MO and Honey Cornine (Gary) of Sedalia; a son, Jeff Blankenship (Michele) of Sedalia; seven grandchildren, Jake Sanders-King, Meghan Townsend, Ethan King (Jessica), Kenny Blankenship (Jessica), Josh Cornine (Laura), Morgan "Nicki" Renfrow (Matt), and Jesse Cornine; 13 great grandchildren, Samantha King, Gibson King, Savannah Duggan, Riley Blankenship, Garrett Jones, Rylee Blankenship, Kendal Blankenship, Zander Cornine, Constance Cornine, Mason Renfrow, Haddie Cornine, Journey Cornine and Davis Cornine; her much loved cousins, Noel Harrison (Cathy) and Fred Harrison (Josie); and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a twin sister, Aletta Ely; a grandson, Matthew Blankenship; an aunt, Lena Harrison.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at Memorial Baptist Church in Nelson, MO. with Rev. Bill McDowell officiating.
Burial will be at a later date in Union Cemetery, North East Pettis County on Highway N.
Honorary bearers will be grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Baptist Church in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to all friends, neighbors, and church family for all the love and support they have given.
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