Mabel B. Blankenship, age 96 of Danbury and prev iously of the Stepney section of Monroe and Newtown died Saturday June 16th at the Danbury Health Care Center after a long illness. Mabel was a longtime member of the former Stepney Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the church. She is survived by 3 daughters, Carolyn Fertko of Fairfield, Evelyn Knapp of Bridgeport and Marilyn Wanamaker of New Milford; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren. Friends may call in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street Newtown Wednesday June 20th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Interment will follow in Stepney Village Cemetery.