Diane J. Blankenship

Published 10:08 am Wednesday, May 8, 2019

FRANKLIN — Diane Johnson Blankenship, 72, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Grace Health and Rehab of Greene County.

Diane J. Blankenship

Mrs. Blankenship was a daughter of the late Robert E. “Bobby” Johnson and Mildred Cobb Johnson.

She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, a former secretary at Franklin High School and a former event coordinator at the Airfield 4H Conference Center in Wakefield.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Dayna Burton (Rick) and Dara Epperly (Brent); a son, Tre Blankenship (Karen); a sister, Janet Johnson Hudgins (Wayne); and six grandchildren, Cole Barnette, Reagan and Carter Epperly, Ayden, Ashlynn and Landon Blankenship.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben R. Duffey and Pastor Matt Kidd officiating. The burial will be private.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502.