BLANTON, Gertrude L. (Beasley)

Date of birth: 14 September 1919 Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky

Date of death: 9 October 2002 Franklin,Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, 11 October 2002

FRANKLIN 
Gertrude Blanton

	Gertrude Blanton, 83, died
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Johnson
Memorial Hospital. She was a
resident of Franklin and a former
resident of Edinburgh.
	She was born Sept. 14, 1919, 
in Somerset, Ky. Her parents were
Carless and Sussie (Parton)
Beasley. She married Clyde E.
Blanton on Feb. 28, 1938. He
preceded her in death Feb. 22,
1994. Survivors include two sons,
Paul Blanton of Martinez, Calif.,
and Robert Blanton of Columbus;
three daughters, Joyce Riche and
Brenda Blanton, both of Deltona,
Fla., and Mildred Cheshire of
Franklin; three brothers, Algeer
Beasley of Franklin, Carley Beasley
of Cincinnati and Vester Beasley of
Kentucky; three sisters, Flossie
Decker of Franklin, Flonnie Widdle
of Cincinnati and Heidie Duncan of
Bowling Green, Ky.; 14
grandchildren; and 19
great-grandchildren.
	She was a member of Edinburgh
Assembly of God.
	She was employed by Bartholomew
County Hospital and Columbus
Convalescent Center as a practical
nurse.
	The Revs. George Eagler and
Eddie Richardson will conduct a
service at 1 p.m. Saturday at
Edinburgh Assembly of God Church.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
today at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home
in Edinburgh and from noon until
service time Saturday at the
church. Burial will be at Rest
Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
	Memorial contributions may be
made to Arthritis Foundation, 8646
Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.


Columbus Republic, 11 October 2002
Gertrude Blanton
Franklin

	EDINBURGH -- Gertrude Blanton,
83, of Franklin, formerly of
Edinburgh, died at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Johnson
Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
	Mrs. Blanton was a member of
Edinburgh Assembly of God and had
been a practical nurse at
Bartholomew County Hospital and
Columbus Convalescent Center.
	The funeral will be at 1 p.m.
Saturday at Edinburgh Assembly of
God with the Revs. George Eagler
and Eddie Richardson officiating.
Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m.
today at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home
and from noon until service time
Saturday at the church. Burial will
be at Rest Haven Cemetery.
	Memorials may be made to the
Arthritis Foundation, 8646 Guion
Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
	Mrs. Blanton was born in
Somerset, Ky., Sept. 14, 1919, the
daughter of Carless and Sussie
Parton Beasley. She married Clyde
E. Blanton Feb. 28, 1938.
	Surviving are sons, Paul
Blanton of Martinez, Calif., and
Robert Blanton of Columbus;
daughters, Joyce Riche and Brenda
Blanton, both of Deltona, Fla., and
Mildred Cheshire of Franklin;
brothers, Algeer Beasley of
Franklin, Carley Beasley of
Cincinnati and Vester Beasley of
Kentucky; sisters, Flossie Decker
of Franklin, Flonnie Widdle of
Cincinnati and Heidie Duncan of
Bowling Green, Ky.; 14
grandchildren; and 19
great-grandchildren.
	She was preceded in death by
her parents and her husband on Feb.
22, 1994.


Columbus Republic, 16 October 2002
Service 
Gertrude Blanton

	The funeral for Gertrude
Blanton, 83, of Franklin, formerly
of Edinburgh, was Saturday at
Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene
with the Revs. George Eagler and
Eddie Richardson officiating.
Special music was by Eddie and Lisa
Richardson.
	Burial was at Rest Haven
Cemetery in Edinburgh. Pallbearers
were Paul, Robert and Chris
Blanton, Danny Cheshire, Michael
Riddle and Daniel Holt.
	Mrs. Blanton died Wednesday,
Oct. 9, 2002, at Johnson Memorial
Hospital in Franklin.

Indianapolis Star, 11 October 2002
GERTRUDE BEASLEY BLANTON

	Gertrude Beasley Blanton, 83,
Franklin, died Oct. 9. A licensed
practical nurse, she had worked at
Bartholomew County Hospital,
Columbus, and Columbus Convalescent
Center.
	Memorial contributions:
Arthritis Foundation.
	Services: 1 p.m. Oct. 12 in
Edinburgh Assembly of God Church,
of which she was a member. Calling:
4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in Eskew-Eaton
Funeral Home, Edinburgh, and from
noon Oct. 12 in the church. Burial:
Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh.
	She was the widow of Clyde E.
Blanton.
	Survivors: children Paul,
Robert Blanton, Joyce Riche,
Mildred Cheshire, Brenda Blanton;
brothers Algeer, Carley, Vester
Beasley; sisters Flossie Decker,
Flonnie Widdle, Heidie Duncan; 14
grandchildren; 19
great-grandchildren. 
Submitted by Mark Wirey