Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

2115 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN


Laura C. Blankenship

February 11, 1926February 3, 2020

Laura C. Blankenship, 93, of Tennyson, Indiana, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. She was born on Thursday, February 11, 1926 in Evansville, to Frank and Paulene (Rector) Fuquay.

She worked for the Fredrick Cigar Factory and Woolworth. Laura was known for being strong and feisty, not one to back down from anything. She enjoyed gardening and canning. Laura also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and embroidery. She loved dogs and enjoyed her alone time.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; sister, Ruth Fuquay; and brothers, Frank and Edward Fuquay.

She is survived by her sons, Gary Blankenship and Bruce Blankenship (Anne); grandchildren, Michael Blankenship, Laura Meador (Nick), Robert Blankenship, Jennifer Davis (Jarrod); eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Alexander East Chapel. Burial will follow at Gentryville Garden of Memory.


  • Gary Blankenshipo, Son
  • Bruce Blankenship (Anne Blankenship), Son
  • Michael Blankenship, Grandchild
  • Laura Meador (Nick Meador), Grandchild
  • Robert Blankenship, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Davis (Jarrod Davis), Grandchild
  • William Blankenship, Husband (deceased)
  • Frank Fuquay, Father (deceased)
  • Paulene (Rector) Fuquay, Mother (deceased)
  • Laura also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • A Celebration of Life Gathering Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, February 6, 2020


Laura C. Blankenship

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Jeanette Perkins

February 6, 2020

Bruce & Gary - Sorry about the loss of your mother. I took her shopping for a rocking horse for 1 of her great grandson & we had so much fun.