John Blankenship, 85, of Rittman passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He was born January 7, 1932 in Prichard, West Virginia to the late Daniel and Bertha Blankenship.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Helen (Berlin) Blankenship, and daughter Susan Koval.


He is survived by his children: Charles Blankenship, Diane (Doug Hill) Drayer, Willard “Billy” (Denise) Blankenship and Mark Allen “Bugs” Blankenship; grandchildren Brenda Newman, Gina Riley, James and Gregory Drayer, Tyler Blankenship, Christian and Cody Vance; and 8 great-grandchildren.


Family requests donations be made to Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.


Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date.


Hilliard Rospert