Shelly Irene Blankenship August 2, 1973 ~February 2, 2014
Shelly Irene Blankenship 40, of Elkins passed away Sunday February 2, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice. She was born August 2, 1973 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Charles E. Ryan and Carol K. Partain Ryan. She graduated Rogers High School in 1991. She graduated the University of Arkansas with a Master’s degree in animal and life sciences. She was a devoted wife and mother and an accomplished equestrian. She was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Elkins. She was preceded in death by her brother, James David Ryan; grandfather, L.G Ryan and maternal grandparents, Nadine and A.C Partain. Survivors include her husband , Michael Blankenship of the Home; son, Cole Blankenship; father, Charles Ryan of Toquerville, UT; mother, Carol Bigham of Rogers; brother Charles Robert Ryan of Pineville, MO; three sisters, Leanna Kay Ryan of San Antonio, Texas, Charity Rodden of Anderson, MO and Betina Penny of Rogers; four nieces and four nephews and several other family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the funeral home.A funeral service will be held 2PM, Friday at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Anthony Stowers officiating.Burial will follow at Stokenbury Cemetery in Elkins.
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