Jewell Wilma Blanton, age 78 of Marion, died Thursday evening November 28, 2013 at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. She was born in Harlan County in Kentucky on November 5, 1935 to the late Brady and Deloria (Hensley) Wynn.
Wilma worked for 15 years as a nurse aid in the health care industry. She loved to cook and was a very devout Christian lady. She enjoyed traveling, but most important to her was her family.
On December 11, 1954 in Jonesville, Virginia, Wilma married Samuel Blanton and he preceded her in death.
Wilma is survived by her children; Ann Blanton of Byesville, Samuel Blanton of Mansfield, Granville Blanton of Cardington; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister Sue Daughtey of Dover, Delaware and 5 brothers; Jerry Wynn of Kentucky, Brady Wynn Jr. of Kentucky, Murphy Wynn of Indiana, Ralph Wynn of Tennessee, and Monroe Wynn of Tennessee. In addition to her parents and husband, Wilma was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 2 sisters.
Friends may call on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from noon until 1:00 pm and the funeral service will then be at 1:00 pm at the Gompf Funeral Home, 440 South Center St. in Cardington. Grandson, Corby Blanton will be officiating the service. Following the service the burial will take place in the Fulton Cemetery. .
To share a memory of Wilma or to express a condolence to the Blanton family please visit www.gompffh.com.