Stella Marie Church Blankenship, 99, widow of Conley J. Blankenship, died Saturday, February 12, 2022, at her home. She was born on April 23, 1922, in Panther, WV, the daughter of the late John L. and Mary Lester Church. She retired from the U.S. Postal service after 29 years of service as a rural postmaster in Southern West Virginia. She was a native of Mohawk, WV, and moved to Paris in 2006 to be near family. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Harrill, one son, David Blankenship, three grandchildren, Pamela (Matthew) Richardson, Holli (Bill) Gibson, and Tyler Blankenship, five great grandchildren, Joshua Bourdon, Traci Bourdon, Brett Bourdon, Ethan Gibson and Laurel Gibson.
There will be a private service for the family only at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Eliseo Mejia officiating. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are suggested to Bluegrass Hospice Care, 1317 U. S. Highway 62East, Cynthiana, KY 41031. www.hintonturner.com