Linda Lee Lilly Blankenship


Linda Lee Lilly Blankenship, 71, of C&O Dam Road in Daniels, passed away at her home Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, following a long illness.
Born June 30, 1947, at Daniels, WV, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Robert and Nancy Ellen Tolliver Lilly.
Linda Lee was a lifelong resident of Daniels. She was the owner of Colonial Studios, a bridal photography business she operated with her husband, John Blankenship. She also was a homemaker and assisted her husband with his freelance writing and photography.
Linda Lee is remembered as a loving, caring and dedicated wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. More than anything, she loved spending time with family and friends.
Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of 50 years, John; her sisters Sandra Kay Lilly of Daniels, and Susan McGrady Richmond and husband Ronnie, of Beaver; nephews Jeffrey Richmond and wife Jackie, and Steven Richmond, all of Denver, CO; Christopher McGrady and wife Jessica, of Walton, KY, and Patrick McGrady of New London, CT; great nieces Brenna McGrady and Elowyn McGrady and great nephew Lachlan McGrady; sister-in-law Debbie Sherwood and her husband Sam, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; nieces Susan Sherwood Dunfee and her husband Brian, of Proctorville, OH, and Samantha Sherwood Bononno and her husband Tyler of Philadelphia, PA; great nephews Samuel Dunfee, and Landon and Aiden Bononno; a large extended family, cousins, and friends.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at Rose and Quensenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, with Vincent Sweeney officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Private online condolences, floral tributes and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.
Published on September 11, 2018
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