Mandy Hartman Blankenship, 83, of Moneta, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her son, Ray Garland Blankenship. Mrs. Blankenship was retired from the Roanoke City School System. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed cooking, quilting and her flowers.
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Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Raymond G. Blankenship Sr.; sons, Gerald Blankenship Jr. and wife, Sharon, and Eddie Blankenship and life partner, Robert Idol; daughter, Loretta Tuckwiller and husband, Ralph; grandchildren, Raymond Greg Blankenship, Audi Danielle Wimmer, Jimmie and Tonya Brown; four great- grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; brothers, John Hartman, and Ira Hartman and wife, Joanne; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at noon on Monday, July 8, 2013, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Sam Belisle officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.
Published in Roanoke Times from July 6 to July 7, 2013