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Rita Mae BlankenshipDecember 25, 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Rita Mae Blankenship announces her passing on Christmas morning 2017 at age 84.
Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Blankenship. Rita, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother will be sadly missed by her children and their spouses, David (Monika) Blankenship, Barbara (Jack) McAvinew, John (Sara) Blankenship and Sandra Scott. She will be fondly remembered by her twelve grandchildren Jessica, Benjamin, Nicolas (Jodi), Sarah, Benjamin, Taylor, Jesse, Jacob, Jade, Cole, Austin and Mason; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tori, and Tessa.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 2101 17th St. SW, Akron, OH 44314 on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The service will be conducted by Father Michael B. Smith. Interment will follow at Lakewood Cemetery, 1080 West Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH 44314, where Rita will be laid to rest with Benjamin.