Marion Blankenship, 66

Marion Blankenship, age 66 of Mendon, died Friday July 1, 2010 at the Three Rivers Health, Emergency Room.  She was born in Dowagiac on April 27, 1944 the daughter of Clyde W. and Dorothy M. (Johnson) Davis.  She was married to Benny Blankenship on Jan. 21, 1960 in Goshen, IN.  They resided in Marcellus and Jones before moving to Mendon in 1963.  Marion was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, reading, and her cats. 

Marion is survived by a daughter, Doris Blankenship of Sturgis; a son, David Blankenship of Mendon; a brother, Jerry Jacobs of Ludington; 4 sisters, Linda Jacobs, Lou Ann Olsen both of Marcellus, Marie Sears, and Mary Riggs both of Niles; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Benny in 1983; 2 brothers, Richard and Ray Davis; and 2 sisters, Meredith Bainbridge and Marguerite Cleland.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday July 7, 2010 at the funeral home followed by burial in Mendon Cemetery.   Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. An online register is available and condolences may be left at

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