Della M. (Strunk) Blankenship

Born: Mon., Sep. 20, 1937
Died: Thu., Sep. 11, 2014


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 18, 2014
Location: Russell Road Christian Center

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Thu., Sep. 18, 2014
Location: Russell Road Christian Center

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Della M. Blankenship, 76, 214 Doorley Rd., Apt. F, Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 4:20 PM at Miami Valley Hospital from injuries from a fall.  She was born September 20, 1937 in Clearfield, Tennessee,  the daughter of Dewey and Maggie (Moore) Strunk and they are deceased.   She is survived by three children, James (Tony) Knott and wife Connie of Sidney, Ohio, Susan Smith of Sidney, Ohio and Patricia Russom of Sidney, Ohio and a brother Roger Strunk and wife Josie of Sidney, Ohio and a sister, Jessie Standfield of Sidney, Ohio; eleven grandchildren, Nathan McBride and fiancé, Shanda Joyce of Sidney, Ohio, Melanie McBride of Sidney, Ohio, Trista McNabb and husband Josh of Sidney, Ohio, Keisha Lambdin of Tennessee, Dwayne Knott and wife Christina of Sidney, Ohio, MaLisha Daniel and fiancé Chris Rigel of Sidney, Ohio, Roxanne Knott of Sidney, Ohio, Ronald Smith III of Tennessee, and James Daniel, Tyler Joyce and Cody Joyce all of Sidney; eleven great-grandchildren, four nephews and five nieces.  Mrs. Blankenship had worked at the Sidney Tanning Company for many years and also was a nurse’s aide for Shelby County Home Health.   She was a member of the Russell Road Christian Center in Sidney and attended Our Father’s House regularly.   She collected lighthouses and angels.  She was the monarch of the family.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Russell Road Christian Center, 340 W. Russell Road, Sidney, Ohio with Pastor Fred Gillenwater.  Friends may call at the church on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 2-4 PM.  Cremation services will take place after the funeral services.   Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.   Memorial contributions may be made to Russell Road Christian Center, 340 W. Russell Rd., Sidney, Ohio   45365.   Envelopes will also be available at the church.   Condolences may be expressed to the Blankenship family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Della's memory to the following organization:

Russell Road Christian Center
340 W. Russell Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-492-6412

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Tim & Jacque McBride
   Posted Sun September 14, 2014
We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom, sister, grandma. Just remember that she will always be with you. She is now in God's hands.

Sharon Echols
   Posted Mon September 15, 2014
I was saddened to hear of your loss. Please know how very sorry I am. Wishing all her family strength and peace.

Birdie Gambrel
   Posted Mon September 15, 2014
So sorry to hear about Della's passing. She will be missed, but she is in a much better place. One day you will see her again. Your family is in my prayers.

Cedarwood Commons
   Posted Tue September 16, 2014
We are very sorry for your loss. Della will be missed by everyone.