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Maria Mabel (Burge) Blankenship

August 10, 1920 - March 22, 2017

A private family celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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Maria M. Blankenship, 96, of Springfield, IL passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Heritage Health in Springfield, IL.  She was born August 10, 1920 in Springfield, IL to Ernest and Elizabeth (Morris) Burge.  Maria married Kenneth L. Blankenship November 21, 1992.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Jim and Ernest Burge.  Survivors include:  her husband, Kenny, daughter, Helen Schober, granddaughters; Debbie Wolff, Sherry Bacon, Melba Scroggins, all of Springfield, IL, Sandy Hite of Memphis, TN, Brenda Cavazos of Forreston, IL, Sharon Kraft of Davenport, IA, 13 great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.

Maria was a High School graduate and was a favorite bartender to many at various establishments.  She loved her St. Louis Cardinals, her animals, making pizzelles, baking zucchini bread, and she always had great one-liners.  She was also a member of St. Cabrini Catholic Church.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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