Jack Blankenship

Saturday, October 28, 2006

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Jack L. Blankenship, 77, of Advance was born Aug. 23, 1929, at Braggadocio, Mo., the son of James "Lawrence" and Mary Katherine Phillips Blankenship. He passed away Oct. 26, 2006. at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Jack was a retired construction worker.

Jack and Betty Berry were united in marriage on May 22, 1950, at St. Louis, and she survives at their home.

Other survivors include a son, Harold Blankenship of Advance; a daughter, Judy Galavis of Maysville, Okla.; a brother, Elmer Blankenship of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three grandchildren, Latasha Tidwell of Advance, Libby Potts of Paoli, Okla., Leisha Keesee of Elmora City Okla.; and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Ray Placher will officiate, with burial in Morgan Memorial Park.