PADUCAH, KY - Joanne Blanks, 82, of Wickliffe and formerly of Bardwell passed away at 9:10 p.m. Monday at Lourdes Hospital.
Mrs. Blanks was of the Baptist faith, a volunteer for the Lions Roar Thrift Store in Bardwell, and a member of the Carlisle County Homemakers for 54 years.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Henry Douglas Blanks; two daughters Karen and Gary Myers of Wickliffe, and Jennifer and Jimmy White of Mounds, IL; two sisters-in-law Carolyn Blanks of Wickliffe, and Barbara and Wayne Deweese of Cunningham; two grandchildren Valarie and Walt Burnely of Kevil, and Todd Myers of Wickliffe; two great grandchildren Wendy and Lacey Burnley of Kevil; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Blanks was preceded in death by her parents James Frank and Ona Jones Linn; and one brother-in-law Billy Earl Blanks.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Bro. David Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Zoar Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 10:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lourdes Hospice P.O. Box 7100 Paducah, Ky 42002-7100 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tn 38105-1942.
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