Police Reports — 12/28/12Published 10:46am Friday, December 28, 2012
Margaret Leonda Blankenship, 89, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Vital Hospice Center in San Antonio.
The Ashland, Ky., native was born Oct. 9, 1923, a daughter to the late Conrad and Chlora (Johnson) Hampton. Margaret is survived by her husband of 70 years,
Robert M. Blankenship of San Antonio. Margaret was a 1941 graduate of Ironton High School. She went on to work as a hairstylist and later become manager of Joske’s Hair Salon. She was of the
Baptist faith and loved her family dearly.
In addition to her husband, Margaret is survived by a son, Robert M. (Janie) Blankenship II of Beeville, Texas; a daughter, Rhonda Jo (Charles) Tyson Smith of Houston, Texas; and a grandson, Charles Tyson Smith IV of League City, Texas.
In addition to her parents, Margaret is preceded in death by three brothers, Joe Hampton, G.E. Hampton, and Charles Hampton; and three sisters, Gladys Wilcoxin, Lucille Byrnes and Mary Elizabeth Fosson.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodland Cemetery in Ironton with Rev. Dennis Strawn officiating. Burial will immediately follow at the cemetery. Condolences may be made to the Blankenship family by visiting www.tracybrammerfh.com.
Lawrence F. Burkle, 59, of Huntington, W.Va., died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Hospice House of Huntington. He was the companion of Kim Rosenblum, who survives. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.