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  • ID: I113508
  • Name: Minnie Grace Roach
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1 JAN 1911 in Irving, Montgomery Co., IL
  • Death: 21 JUL 2014 in Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL
  • Reference Number: 113508
  • Note:
    2014, Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL, Obituary
    Grace Minnie Blankenship, 103, of Litchfield, died Mon., July 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. She was born on Jan. 1, 1911, in Irving, IL, a daughter of Walter Edward & Lettie (Barker) Roach.
    Grace was a member of First Baptist Church in Litchfield where she had participated in Keenagers. She was a homemaker. Over the years, she also cleaned houses for teachers in Hillsboro, and later worked at Jubeltís Bakery & The Gardens Hotel, both in Litchfield. In her leisure time, she enjoyed playing cards and Bingo.
    She married Estie D. Blankenship on Mar. 30, 1929 in Waukegan, IL. He preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1985.
    She is survived by: 2 sons, Denver Blankenship of Hillsboro, Ivan (Evelyn) Blankenship of Litchfield; 2 daughters, Geraldine Jackson of Daleville, AL, Carolyn (Larry) Slightom of Hillsboro; 1 brother, Bill Roach of Litchfield; 2 daughters-in-law, Nancy Blankenship of Irving, Ramona Blankenship of Litchfield; 23 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren & 49 great-great-grandchildren
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 sons, William & Gary Blankenship; 1 daughter, Virginia Howard; 8 brothers, Walter, Frank, Roy, Donald, Russell, Ivan, Bob & Clifford Roach; 1 sister, Essie Bandy; 1 grandson, Mark Howard; granddaughter, Faye Jackson Cauldwell; 3 great-granddaughters, Annette Perkins, Infant Perkins & Jillian Howard; 1 great-grandson, Donald Jackson, Jr.; 1 great-great grandson, Alexander Cunningham.
    Funeral services will be held Sat., July 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Steve Revisky, Sr. Minister of The Christian Church of Litchfield, will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.
    From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)

    Father: Walter Edwin Roach
    Mother: Lettie Barker

    Marriage 1 Estie Denver Blankenship b: 31 JAN 1907 in Montgomery Co., IL
    • Married: 30 MAR 1929 in Waukegan, Lake Co., IL
    1. Has Children Virginia Kathleen Blankenship b: 1931 in Montgomery Co., IL
    2. Has No Children Living Blankenship
    3. Has Children Gary Lee Blankenship b: 9 JUN 1934 in Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL
    4. Has No Children Living Blankenship
    5. Has No Children Living Blankenship
    6. Has No Children Living Blankenship
    7. Has No Children William Blankenship b: in Montgomery Co., IL
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