Suzann "Nina" Blankenship
Suzann “Nina” Blankenship, 83 of Springfield, IL passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Suzann was born and raised in Pawnee, IL, where she met the love of her life. For 63 years they have lived the greatest of love stories. She will be especially remembered for her roles as a devoted wife, caring mother, and doting grandmother and great grandmother.
Suzann was a member at First United Methodist Church, she worked for Grant Middle School as a school secretary for many years and was a bookkeeper alongside her husband and son at the family owned Amoco Station on Fifth Street.
She is survived by her husband, Les Blankenship; son, Bud (Barbara) Blankenship; daughter, Pam (Tony) Cerveny; grandchildren, Bill (Kristi), Becky, and Bonnie Blankenship, Andrea (Sterling) Raskie, Amber, and Tony Mike Cerveny and five great grandchildren.
Visitation: 9-11 am, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Staab Funeral with Pastor Nicole Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
The family is participating in a walk to end Alzheimers this month, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to help support the team ‘The Breakfast Club’. To donate please use the following URL http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2014/IL-GreaterIllinois?team_id=206728&pg=team&fr_id=5092