Helen Donna Blankenship, age 69, of Coldwater Road, Inez, KY, passed away December 19, 2020 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon, KY after a long illness. Helen was born January 15, 1951 at Paintsville, KY to the late Elder Willis and Janie Moore Dials of Inez, KY. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Ronald Blankenship, one brother, Clay Dials, three sisters, Thelma Jean Parsons, Betty Jo Moore, and Glenna Dials, and one sister in law, Martha Maynard. Helen was a homemaker and worked as a teacher's aide for Inez Elementary School. She also cleaned Dr. Donald Chaffin Medical Office for about 15 years. Most importantly Helen loved the Lord with all her heart and was of Baptist faith. She leaves behind two children and a granddaughter; daughter, Rhonda Kaye Blankenship, lived at home with Helen and has taken excellent care of her mom (special thank you to Rhonda for loving and caring for her mother so much and for doing such a great job), her son, Jason Blankenship of Georgetown, KY, and granddaughter, Gabrielle Blankenship, of Inez, KY, that Ronald and Helen adopted and loved and enjoyed so very much. Helen also leaves behind three brothers, William Dials of Lovely, KY, Jimmy (Barbara) Dials of Kermit, WV, Sam (Avonell) Dials of Inez, KY and give sisters, Mary Curry of Crum, WV, Ina Ruth (Donald) Hall of Prestonsburg, KY, Doris (Bill) Evans of Naugatuck, WV, Deborah Dials and Gene Brewer of Macombs, MI and Beatrice Dials and Billie Copley, of Crum, WV. She leaves two sister in laws, Lynn (Lewis "Cotton") Maynard of Richmond, KY and Karen (Jerry) Trammel of Inez, KY. Helen loved her children, God and her family with all her heart. She was a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, but most importantly a friend who loved and cared for you regardless and with her whole heart. To know Helen was to love her. She was kind and humble with a loving and giving heart. May your beautiful smile return and your soul rest in peace until we meet again some day. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 1 PM in the chapel of Crum Funeral Home with Robert May officiating. Burial will follow in the Dials Cemetery on Jack Cassady Branch. Friends may visit at the funeral Home on Sunday from 3 PM to 9 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Crum Funeral Home of Inez, KY.
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