Mary Barese Blankenship
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Mary Barese Blankenship
  • August 4, 1937 - November 18, 2017
  • Lynchburg, Virginia

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Mary Barese Blankenship, age 80, of Lynchburg passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Blankenship.

She was born in Lynchburg on August 4, 1937, daughter of the late Nelson Barese and the late Ruby Barese.

In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Barese.
Mary was a retired bookkeeper with the Campbell County Schools and a member of Rustburg United Methodist Church where she was the longtime music director and especially loved working with the children.

Survivors include four children, Jay Blankenship, Terri Scott and husband Brandon, Carl Blankenship and wife Kim, Ellen Molla and husband Zaman. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A burial service honoring Mary and Jack's life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Spring Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Rustburg United Methodist Church, 664 Village Highway, Rustburg, Virginia 24588.

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, Lynchburg, VA.