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Kathleen "Kat" Blankenship

May 4, 1940 — January 14, 2023

Kathleen “Kat” Blankenship, 82, of Madisonville, departed this life peacefully on January 14, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on May 4, 1940, in Murphy, North Carolina to the late Robert Ashe and Janie Harris.

Throughout life, she enjoyed attending bluegrass festivals, going junking, hosting family gatherings, cooking, sewing, and decorating.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her beloved husband, Charles Blankenship; children, Kenny Blankenship, Sherrie Harris, and Kelly Webb; siblings, Bobby Ashe, Dennis Ashe, Darrell Byers, Jean Cross, Peggy Ashe, Peg Miller, and Liz Mooney; very special grandson, Coty Smith.

Left to cherish the many memories include her beloved daughter, Donna Gibson; cherished grandchildren, Shauna Cronan, Charlie Blankenship, Deyonna Qualls, Wendy Moses, Ron Gill, Luke Webb, and Logan Webb; sisters, Edithe Byers, Dovie Byers, Jewell Rayburn, and Sheila Byers.  Several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home, with Pastor David Ashe officiating. A private graveside service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Delano Cemetery.

Family and friends will gather from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, January 19, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Graveside Service

Friday, January 20, 2023

Delano Cemetery

, Delano, TN 37325

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