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Verna Bell Blankenship

Verna Bell Blankenship, 91, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, Ocotber 1, 2014 at her residence with her family by her side.  She was born January 30, 1923 in Putnam Co., West Virginia and was the daughter of the late John and Grace (Oldlaker) McCoy.
She is survived by her sons, Denny (Joyce) Blankenship of Circleville, Jim (Kim Coleman) Blankenship of Lancaster and Chip (Nicole) Blankenship of Lancaster; daughters, Emma Sowers of Circleville, Carolyn ( Randy Danner) Litten of Lancaster; grandchildren, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Dee and Matt Robinson and Danielle Holbrook.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James; sons, Ernest and Lawrence Blankenship; daughter, Peggy Seymour; brothers, John and Billy McCoy and sisters, Susie Blankenship and Maxine Hettinger.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Pastor Jim Hettinger officiating.  Interment will follow in Amanda Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family would like contributions be made to FairHope hospice in Verna Bell’s memory.

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Aunt Vern and Uncle James were loved by everyone.  They came to visit my ex-family nearly every week-end during my first marriage to their nephew.  I always enjoyed seeing them whenever they came.  
I was so happy to be able to come to Aunt Vern's 90th birthday party a little over a year ago.  I got her a set of "Sponge Bob Squarepants" jammies.  They said that is what she liked.   lol  I was so glad to be invited and she was her same old ornery self, maybe even a little advanced.  I am sure her and Uncle James are having just a great old time.   R.I.P.  Love   <3

JOY MILLER Oct 5 2014 12:00 AM

I`m very sorry for ur loss. Sorry I can`t be there I`m sick. Loved Aunt Vern, she was always so much fun :) She will truly be missed :(  RIP Aunt Vern.

Regina Dotson Oct 4 2014 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.

Bob & Toni Lansberry Oct 3 2014 12:00 AM

To the family and friends sorry for your loss, Aunt Verna bell  will be so miss by all , she was such a wonderful Aunt , so good to Norma & I we will always have great memories  playing ball & rolling us in the old tires , always happy to see us, treated us like her own children , so much of fun  ,  loved her very much  today I had good thoughts  and memories,        love always warm hearts  Lucille Alley

Lucille Alley Oct 3 2014 12:00 AM