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Mary L. (Gillott) Blankenship

July 21, 1940 — August 9, 2020

Vandalia, Ohio

Mary L. Blankenship

Age 80, of Vandalia, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020, at Kettering Medical Center. Mary was born July 21, 1940 in Dayton to the late Desra & Evelyn (Grant) Gillott. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Robert Blankenship, who passed in 2019; and by two brothers, Gary & John Gillott.

Mary retired from General Motors, enjoyed playing Euchre, crafting and Nascar and she was a strong OSU football fan. For may years Mary & her husband raced harness racing horses.

Mary is survived by three children, Brenda Alsept & her husband, Robert, Debra Harrison & her husband, Wally and Jeff Hollifield; three siblings, Nyle Gillott, Veda Manson & her husband, Richard and Sharma Witt & her husband, Tom; six grandchildren, LaVonna, Jessica (Shawn), Laina (Mike), Shanna (Scott), Matthew and Trevor (Kayla); five grandchildren, Zack, Dylan, Mahlina, Levi and Chris; and by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family & many good friends.

Funeral services for Mary will be private. Pastor James Render will officiate. She will be buried next to her husband at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.

Morton & Whetstone funeral home (Vandalia) is in charge of arrangements.

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