Mrs. Margaret BLANKENSHIP, 69, of Mt. Vernon died Thursday morning
at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. BLANKENSHIP was a former resident
of Ina. She was first married to R. R. JOHNSON and after his death she
was married to John BLANKENSHIP, who died a year ago.
She is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Gladys McGINNIS of Manhattan,
Mrs. Violet WEBB and Mrs. Nellie MOORE of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Juanita BROWNING
of Clayton, Ill., and Mrs. Betty HAMILTON of Warrensburg, Ill.; 6 sons,
Herbert and Franklin JOHNSON of Mt. Vernon, Roy JOHNSON of New Lenox,
Baxter JOHNSON of Joliet, Ralph and Ivan JOHNSON of Chicago Heights.
Also 3 step-daughters, a stepson, 3 sisters and 1 brother; 40 grandchildren and
Funeral services were held at Myers in Mt. Vernon at 3:30 p.m. Saturday
with burial in Kirk Cemetery.
Source: The Ina Observer
Date: Thursday May 23, 1963
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta