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September 28, 1942 ~ August 23, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Ann Blankenship, 80, passed away on August 23rd, 2023, at her home in Sun City West, Arizona. She was born on September 28th, 1942, to the late Bill and Pauline Atwood, near Dover, Kansas.
Ann attended Dover High School and graduated in 1960. She then furthered her education at Clark’s Business School obtaining an associate degree.
On July 3rd, 1965, she married the love of her life, Tom Blankenship in Topeka, Kansas. They had two beautiful children, Jill, and Brian.
Ann worked at IBM Technology for 13 years.
Her greatest joy was time spent with her grandchildren, Adam, Jake, Jack, and Jonas. She avidly attended all graduations, sports games, birthdays, and other events involving her grandchildren. Ann and Tom even bought a house in Santa Fe, NM to make it easier to spoil her grandsons.
Ann’s family and friends know she was so very special; full of love and kindness for everyone around her.
She will be dearly missed.
Ann is survived by her loving spouse of 58 years, Tom Blankenship; 2 children, Jill (Aaron), and Brian (Jackie); 1 sister, Beverly Corbet; and her 4 beloved grandchildren, Adam, Jake, Jack, and Jonas.
A memorial service is to be held for Ann on Saturday September 2nd, 2023, at 2pm in Palm West Church. 13845 W Stardust Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375
A private family inurnment will be held at Auburn, KS Cemetery at a later date.