• Lois Mae Harr Stewart Blankinship

    8 Nov 2020

  • Lois Mae Harr Stewart Blankinship

    Lois M. “Tuffy” Blankinship, age 84, of Sedan, Kansas passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at her home in Sedan.

    She was born on May 6, 1936 to John F. Stewart and Ida Marie (Harr) Stewart in Firebrick, Kentucky. They lived in Kentucky for six years before coming to Sedan. She graduated from Sedan High School in the class of 1954.

    She was united in marriage to Lyle Blankinship on December 4, 1955 in Sedan, Kansas. Lois worked at Keeny’s Restaurant, the Ranch Restaurant, and Jimmie’s Daylight Donuts as a cook for many years; she also was a babysitter and cleaned houses. Many people will remember Lyle and Lois and there lawn mowing business, Lois really enjoyed her big John Deer mower! Lyle preceded her in death on November 4, 2013.

    She is survived by her three children; Lana Marie Blankinship of Sedan, Kansas, Laura Christine Beeson and husband Lamar “Chun” of Rural Sedan, Kansas and Lyle Curtis Blankinship of Seattle, Washington; two sisters, Joy Chrisman and husband Mack of Sedan, Kansas and Elmyra Stewart of Cherryvale, Kansas; two brothers, Richard Stewart and wife Barbara of Wann, Oklahoma and Phillip Stewart and wife Loretta of Belfield, North Dakota; two grandchildren; Jesse Beeson and Trey Beeson and wife Joni; two great-grandchildren, Lamar Daniel Beeson and Bailey Paige Beeson; many other nieces, nephews, and family and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and her parents.

    Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan at 10:00 a.m. with Jim Beason officiating.

    Family and friends may call on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Dickens Family Funeral Home in Sedan. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    The family has suggested memorials to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and those may be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

    To view the obituary or leave a message for the family, please go to www.dickensfuneral.com.

    Dickens Family Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.

  • 11 comments

    I will always cherish the memories I have of Lois and Lyle. From living in the same neighborhood when we were kids to working at the restaurant. Lois always gave me good advice. She will be missed but she is with Lyle now and I know she is happy being together again.

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    I have known her all my life. Such a sweet lady. She will be missed.

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    Lois was an awesome lady. Was so happy when I get taller than her. Not by much lol.

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    I am so sorry to hear of Lois' passing. I can't think of a time I was ever around her that she didn't have a warm smile on her face. My heart goes out to all of her family.

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    What a wonderful mother Lois must have been to have the children she did. Love and prayers to you all.

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    What a wonderful mother Lois must have been to have the children she did. Love and prayers to you all.

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    Lois was a great part of my growing up years. A true , loving friend. Cousins are some of our life long friends. Lois has been one of mine. My condolences to her three children, Lana, Laura and Curtis. And all of her family. God has truly blessed us with her presence in our lives. With love to all, Sue McCarty Holroyd Garrett

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    We will miss Lois at our 55 class reunions ! She always had a good positive attitude! We had twelve good fun school years together. Bob Smith Republic, MO

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    Lois and I were in the Sedan Schools for 12 years. She was a friend and was a joy to talk with. I have seen her occasionally since those school years, and every occasion was a delight for me.

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    Laura and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers.

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    I love this little lady you sure will be missed

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