The Times West Virginian

July 14, 2013

Helen Blankenship


Times West Virginian

— Helen R. Blankenship, 75, of Greensburg, Pa., formerly of Rachel, died Friday (July 12, 2013) in her home.

She was born Oct. 9, 1937, in Mannington, a daughter of the late Hazel Blount Martonosi.

She loved spending time with her family, liked to read and enjoyed watching movies on television and caring for her beloved cats, Dusty and Peaches.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry F. Blankenship, in 1997; and two sisters, Gypsie Ann Efaw and Greta Barth.

She is survived by a son, George Brian Blankenship and companion Rebekah Sarber of Harrison City, Pa.; a daughter, Tina Marie Blankenship of Rachel; and two sisters, Dinah Martonosi of Mannington and Charieta Goodnight of Romney.

There will be a private memorial service being planned at the Mannington Church of Christ in Mannington. The James E. Lindsay Funeral Home Inc., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, Pa. is in charge of arrangements.