Arden Blankenship (1924 - 2014)

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Arden Baker Blankenship
Henderson, KY
Arden Baker Blankenship, age 89 of Henderson, KY, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 9, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, IN.
Arden was a very active member of First United Methodist Church. He served our country in the United States Navy, serving in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. Arden was a color photo engraver with Standard Gravure which was part of the Louisville Courier Journal. He loved working hard and taking care of people. He was an avid UK Basketball fan and loved his family above all.
In addition to his parents, Bryan and Eva Blankenship, Arden is preceded in death by his daughter Lyn Carol Blankenship and a sister, Earletta Skinner. Also preceding him in death are his Aunt Mae and Uncle Grant Lane who raised him and his cousin Norma Lane.
Survivors include: Loving wife of 62 years: Barbara Epling Blankenship of Henderson, KY 1 Daughter: Debbie Davis of Evansville, IN 2 Sons: John Baker Blankenship and wife Pat of Hudson, OH Jeffrey David Blankenship and wife Kirin Makker of Geneva, NY 1 Sister: Rayma Bramschreiber of Owensboro, KY 2 Brothers: Leroy Blankenship of Evansville, IN Bill Blankenship of Lisman, KY 2 Grandchildren: Niko Blankenship, John Robert Davis
Relatives and friends are invited to Arden's Life Celebration from 4:00- 6:00 PM, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 and again on Wednesday starting at 11:00 AM at Tapp Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home with Reverend Jim Wofford officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson, KY. Military honors will be rendered by the American Legion Worsham Post #40.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First United Methodist Church in Henderson, KY.
Arrangements entrusted to Tapp Funeral Home, A Life Celebration® Home, online condolences may be made at

Published in Courier Press on Mar. 11, 2014
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