Jeanette Rose Blankenship, 76, of Cow Creek, West Virginia, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Logan Regional Medical Center. She was born March 3, 1945, in Switzer, WV, to the late Robert and Ethel Hicks.
Jeanette was known as the “Paper Lady” on Rt 44 as she delivered the Logan Banner for many years. She was an avid bowler at Plaza Lanes, where she served as Thursday League President for ten years and a member of the 225 High Game Club. She was a member of the Omar Women’s Club and a Home Interior Representative. Jeanette was saved and served at Christian Fellowship Center at Cow Creek, WV, and later became a founding member of New Day Family Worship Center. Jeanette loved nothing more than family gatherings, the beach, dancing on the pier, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bill Blankenship, sisters, Elenor (James) Hensley and Patricia Henritze, brother, Clifford Hicks, and granddaughter Taylor Hicks.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children Michael (Valerie) Hicks of Rockingham, NC, Ronnie (Jessica Halstead) Hicks of Cow Creek, WV, Kimberly (Steve) Adkins of East Liverpool, OH, Billy (Rachel) Blankenship of Beckley, WV and, Donald Hager of Omar WV. Brothers Charles Hicks of Hendersonville, TN and Timmy (Debbie) Hicks of Knoxville, TN.
Grandchildren include Ryan (Kristen) Hicks of Aberdeen, NC, Jessica (Bobby) Dingess and Ty Hicks of Rockingham, NC, Brett Clark and Stephanie (Dray) Bailey of East Liverpool, OH, Jordan (Michael Runyon) Hicks and Payton (Matthew Ramey) Hicks of Chapmanville, WV, Breeonna, Brooklyn, and Sean Blankenship of Beckley, WV and an honorary granddaughter, Bailey Conn of Rockingham, NC. Great-grandchildren include Bronx Dingess, Axel Farley, Rhett Runyon, Braedyn Brereton, Kamryn and Kaedyn Bailey. And a host of nieces and nephews. She had several great friends; Bonnie Hughes, Inis Adair, and Linda Smith. And a special thanks to Kim Mendez for being there in her time of need.
Services will be held at Collins Funeral Home on Friday, January 21, 2022. A visitation with the family will be from 11:00am-1:00pm, and service will begin at 1:00pm. Pastors CD Wolford and Jeremy Tomblin will be officiating the funeral.
Pallbearers will include her grandsons Ryan and Ty Hicks, Brett Clark, Bobby Dingess, Matthew Ramey, and Michael Runyon. She will be laid to rest at Highland Cemetery beside her beloved.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Collins Funeral Home Inc. of Switzer, WV.