Linda June Blankenship

February 21, 1945 - June 27, 2008

Linda June Blankenship, age 63, of McKinney, Texas, passed away June 27, 2008, in McKinney. She was born February 21, 1945, the daughter of Stanford and Stella (Hensley) Rutledge. On October 16, 1963, she married Robert Blankenship in McKinney. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker whose proudest achievement were her children and grandchildren. Last spring she honored each of them with their own rose bush. She loved to garden and hear the birds sing. She is survived by her loving husband of forty-four years, Robert Blankenship Sr.; son, Robert Blankenship, Jr. and his wife Donna of McKinney; daughters, Laura Carlile and her husband Daniel of Ft. Lewis Washington and Natalie Blankenship of Plano; grandchildren, Jeff Prince II, Crystal Blankenship, Ashley Prince, Tyler Dukes Carlile and Luke Carlile; and brothers and sisters, Calvin Rutledge of McKinney, Leon Rutledge of Trenton, James Rutledge of McKinney, Marie Leggett of Ft. Worth, and Eloise Daniels of Lake Dallas. She will be missed by many friends and other loving relatives. We love and miss you momma. We know you are finally at peace and free from pain – Robbie, Laura & Natalie. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 30, 2008, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Brother Woody Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery in Forest Grove. The family will receive friends during a visitation at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home on Sunday, June 29, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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In memory of and to honor my precious sister, Linda Blankenship. Words cannot discribe the sadness in my heart since you left us. You are the most beautiful, thoughtful and caring sister. Your smile would light up the room. You were so caring and protective of your family and loved ones. We all miss you so much. Not only were you my sis, you were my best friend and confidant. We talked, laughed and cried together so often. I miss our visits so much, but knowing you are no longer in pain and you are with our mother and loved ones give me some comfort. So until we meet again my little Sis. I love you forever and always. Your sister, Eloise Eloise Daniels, March 22, 2009 Dear, Robbie & Donna words can never describe how much we loved Linda. She was like a second mother to me. She is in all my childhood memories and I will always cherish the years we had growing up together. Kent, Meleasa, Lillian & Delesha Hutchins, July 21, 2008 Our prayers are with you. She is in heaven now where there is no pain or suffering only happiness. Martha Moncier (Wooldridge), July 10, 2008 Linda June, Linda Gale,(her niece and my cousin), and I were best friends when we were teenagers. Life was so much more simple then. We laughed forever. She was such a good person. She was kind, loving and caring. She was a beautiful person "inside and out". I am so sorry I didn't know how much she was hurting. I would have done anything to comfort her. She was a good friend and I will miss her very much. God Bless your family. I want to comfort the children and grand children and tell them how much she loved them. Robert was her first and only love until the children came. We were all very Blessed to have been a part of Linda's life. Please know she is with our Lord and we will all join her when we all get to Heaven. Just believe and walk with The Lord all the days of your life. God Bless you always. Shirley Carpenter Shirley (Biggs) Carpenter, July 5, 2008 I'm so sorry I didn't know anything about Linda's dealth until I read Mondays newspaper. I will keep the family in my prayers. God Bless you all. Rita Rita Jane Spurgin-Walters, July 2, 2008 Linda was my favorite Aunt in the world, I wish I had a nickle for every nite I spent with her and grandma. They were truly some of the best times of my life! She called me Gennie when I was a girl and took me every where with her. She was lile a sister to me and abest friend . When I was diagonsed with cancer there she was to cheerme on with gowns and house shoes Turkey dinners& so much more . When she loved you you had no doubts. All this she did for me while she was hurting. And came and sat at the hospital for hours when I had surgery.Thats how she loved the people in her lifeI saw the PEACE in her face and I will miss her the rest of my days! God rest yuor precious soul Robert Rabbit Peachfuzz& Doodlle bug I LOVE YOU ALL AUNT G. gina ann Reno, July 1, 2008 Robbie, We were sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You and your family are in our prayers. Jeff and Stacy Edwards Stacy Edwards, June 30, 2008 She was a good mother, wife, and friend. When I lived by her, she was always loving and caring. CAROLYN SUE HUTCHERSON MARTIN, June 30, 2008 Laura,Robbie and Family, Im so sorry to hear about your Mom. I didn't hear till Monday afternoon. My prayers are with yall and your family at this sad time. Debby Gowen, June 30, 2008 Our family (J. Malcom Cave) are saddened with your loss. We fondly remember Robert and Linda from many years ago. May God be with you all during this difficult time. Sherry Cave Schlager, June 30, 2008 I'm so sad about Lindas passing. In my mind I can still see her as a young girl getting ready to go on a date with a guy named Robert. I'm helping her fuss with her hair and her clothes and in a flash she's out the door and gone and I'm left to play with the big petty coats with a smile on my face. I was very young then but thats the way I will alway's see her.I have many memories of her and will always cherish them all. My love and sympathy to her children and family . Stella Leggett Dulaney Stella Omelia "Leggett" Dulaney, June 29, 2008 Laura, We are sorry to hear about your mother. Remeber we love you & you are in our thoughts & prayers through this time. Debbie & Sarah Rippen, June 29, 2008 We were so sorry to hear about Linda. Seeing her pictures brought back many memories of her beautiful smile. Hold on to the thought that she is free of pain now and at peace. Blessings to you and your family. Jimmy & Patricia Redding, June 28, 2008