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Marian Gail Blankenship
PEORIA - Marian Gail Blankenship, 77, of Peoria passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Peoria.
She was born on February 26, 1941, in Peoria to William and Marian (Abbott) Shepler. She married Ralph Blankenship on May 10, 1957, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on November 24, 1999, in Peoria.
Her parents also preceded her in death.
She is survived by three children, Debra (David) Mammen of Sun Lake, AZ, Jody (Carl) Bunker of Washington, IL, and Al (Lisa) Blankenship of East Peoria; six grandchildren, Joel Mammen, Rachel Martin, Megan Kesler, Anna Bunker, Elliott Blankenship and step-grandchild, Chelsea Ulbricht; five great-grandchildren, Harper, Harrison and Elle Martin, Mallory Kesler and step-great-grandchild, Gianna Ulbricht; and two siblings, William Shepler and Janet Shepler, both of Peoria.
Gail was a homemaker and a member of the Sunnyland Christian Church. She had volunteered with OSF Hospice and her church. Everyone called her "Grandma Bubbles." She loved traveling and square dancing. Her favorite times were spending time with her family all together. She was involved with the Booster Clubs, working concessions and attending the sporting events of her children and grandchildren.
Cremation will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Sunnyland Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to Sunnyland Christian Church, 2401 Washington Road, Washington, IL 61571.
Online condolences and tributes may be made at www.davison-fulton.com.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 5 to Sept. 7, 2018
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