XENIA Betty Jane Blankenship, age 84, of Xenia passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Greenewood Manor after a long illness. She was born December 6, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel and Florence (Harris) Mortimer. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leonard Blankenship and 8 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her children: Linda Simms Williams of Atlanta, GA, Bonita Simms Hoover of Birmingham, AL, Gayle Blankenship Bowen of Xenia and Dale Blankenship of Xenia; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Mortimer of Hillsboro, OH and a sister, Phyllis Mortimer Grisso of La Habra, CA as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Betty was a charter member of the Bethel Missionary Church and was most recently affiliated with the LDS.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, June 27, 2013 at McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia, with Pastor Dan Jordan officiating. Interment to follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Wednesday evening and again immediately prior to the service on Thursday morning at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com.