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H. Ray Blankenship
(October 17, 1929 - February 2, 2013)

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H. Ray Blankenship

U.S. Veteran

H. Ray Blankenship, 83 of Sycamore died Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.

He was born October 17, 1929 in Hamilton, IL. The son of Herman Ray and Helen (Dundy) Blackenship. He married Patricia O'Shea on February 18, 1951. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict.

In 1951, Ray graduated from Carthage College in Illinois, with degrees in Business Administration and Psychology. He worked for Equifax where he held many managerial positions in numerous cities, including, Chicago, Boston, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. He retired after 38 years of service.

Ray is survived by his wife, Patricia Blankenship; one daughter, Rae Ann Ratcliffe and one grandson, Ian Ratcliffe, all of Sycamore.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be private and completed by the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. For information or to sign the on-line guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.


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