ADVANCE - Lesa J. Blankenship, 42, died Aug. 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Sept. 12, 1959, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Mary McMillion Thompson of Advance and the late Charles "Sonny" Thompson.
On Sept. 27, 1980, at Advance, she married Harold Blankenship who survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to her husband and mother include: two brothers, Clay Thompson of Puxico and Brandon Thompson of Advance; two sisters, Julie Vandermierden of Glennon and Rena Thompson of Puxico; her paternal grandmother, Lillian Thompson of Advance; and her maternal grandmother, Mary McMillion of Bloomfield.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance with the Rev. Ray Placher officiating.
Burial will follow in Morgan Memorial Park.