Marjorie Ann Blankenship
Age 88, died April 2, 2014 in Grand Ledge after a short illness. She was born in Lansing on March 26, 1926, the daughter of Estelle and Roy Wilhelm, and was a graduate of Everett High School. She married Albert C Blankenship in December 1945. They were married for 55 years until his death in 2001.They lived in Lansing, Dimondale, Traverse City and Grand Ledge before retiring in 1976 and moving to Traverse City where they lived for more than 25 years. They also lived for several years in Surprise, Az., where Albert died in 2001. She later returned to live with family in Grand Ledge. Marjorie was an avid seamstress and an accomplished quilter. She also enjoyed playing the piano, history and travel. She was deeply religious and an active member of several Presbyterian churches throughout her life.
She is survived by five children, Karen Moore (husband, Donald), Allan (wife, Linda), Randy (wife, Ivy), Gary (wife, Helen) and Karl (wife, Kathleen). Besides her children, she is survived by two brothers, Arthur and Raymond, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Presbyterian Church in Dimondale. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Dimondale, 162 N. Bridge St., Dimondale, MI 48821. Arrangements by Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home Grand Ledge. www.holihanatkin.com