Lanora Blankenship

Friday, June 18, 2004

Lanora Mae Blankenship, 81, of Oak Ridge died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born June 26, 1922, at Essex, Mo., daughter of James D. and Clara Belle Trotter Hooks. She and O.D. Blankenship were married in 1942 in Piggott, Ark. He died in March 1957.

Blankenship was a businesswoman in Cape Girardeau 40 years. She was a past president of Missouri Board of Cosmetology.

Survivors include two sons, Stan Blankenship of Oak Ridge, Steve Blankenship of Jackson; two daughters, Judi Brey of Cape Girardeau, Donna Brzenk of Chesterfield, Mo.; a sister, Celia Harris of Dexter, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Garden of Memories at Sikeston, Mo.