Louise M. Blankenship
Louise M. Blankenship, 91, of Springfield, passed away on July 24, 2020 at Heritage Health. She was born on April 13, 1929 in Lake Fork, IL to Abijah and Lola Mae (Reynolds) Green.
She is survived by one daughter, Joanna M. Dodd of Springfield; one son, Michael E. (fiance’ Vicky) Blankenship of Glenarm; eight grandchildren: Stacey (Sam) Wilkerson, Jeff Dodd, Jason (Yvonne) Dodd, Mark Blankenship, Matt (Kristin) Blankenship, and Micky (Bre) Blankenship, twenty-five great-grandchildren and twelve great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; four sisters; two grandchildren, Jerry M. Dodd and Michael Blankenship, Jr. and one great-grandson, Justin Fowler.
Louise retired from Franklin Life. She was a Foster Grandparent School Aid at Pleasant Hill School. She was a cake maker extraordinaire and loved baking for family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was very faithful in her Pentecostal beliefs.
Visitation: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 12 p.m. Staab Funeral Home-Springfield with Brian Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Steenbergan Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the family.
CDC Protocol shall be followed.