Mary L. Blankenship

Mary L. Blankenship, age 46, of Rootstown, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014. She was born February 15, 1967, the daughter of Tom and Margaret (Nelis) Long.

Mary was a member of the University Parish Newman Center in Kent where she had taught Sunday school. She was in Technical Support for Windstream for years.

Preceded in death by her father, she is survived by her mother, Margaret. Her beloved husband, William "Mike" Blankenship, whom she married October 23, 1993 and enjoyed 20 years of marriage. Her son, Thomas and daughter, Emily, both at home and her brother, William "Bill" Long of Maryland.

Friends will be received 4 - 8 PM, Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Steven Agostino, on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 11:00 AM at the University Parish Newman Center, 1424 Horning Rd., Kent, Ohio.

Interment will be in Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Memorial Benefit for Mary Blankenship.

Condolences and Memories may be shared at

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 1-28-14)

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Mary through my daughter. Her daughter and mine met at daycare when they were just 4 or 5 and have kept in touch. Mary had the greatest personality. Always smiling and laughing. She will be missed tremendously. God has plans for her in heaven.

  • You won't know who I am, but I am so sorry to hear about Mary passing.So sweet and kind,  I know she is in a better place. I am Linda Mack, an acquaintance from a long time ago.