Roger Blankenship (1934 - 2012)


Roger Blankenship, 78, of Keyesport, formerly of Mulberry Grove, died on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle, with the Rev. Marion Griffith officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in VanBurensburg. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. until time of services on Friday, both at the funeral home. Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Blankenship was born on Feb. 20, 1934, in Mulberry Grove, the son of Roy and Iona Harrison Blankenship. He married Carolyn Crotser on June 17, 1956, and they later divorced.
He is survived by sons, Bradley Blankenship and his wife Karen of Salem, Gregory Blankenship and his wife Tyra of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, John Blankenship and his wife Christina of Keyesport, Daniel Blankenship and his wife Deb of Teutopolis, David Blankenship and his wife Sue of Keyesport, and Randall Blankenship and his wife Gina of Keyesport.

Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, 2012