Carol Jean Blankenship

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December 28, 1933 - February 8, 2020
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Carol Jean Blankenship (nee Kuechler), of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the age of 86. Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Catherine Kuechler; son, Raymond Jr.; three brothers, John Kuechler, Richard Kuechler, and Buster Kuechler; and husband, Raymond Blankenship, Sr.; Carol is the devoted mother of Carolyn Bush; cherished grandmother of Ben Blankenship; loving aunt and friend to many.

Carol was a member of the Red Hat Society, German Club, and the Saint Charles Historical Society. She worked as a school secretary for Francis Howell School District for over 27 years. Carol had a passion for travelling and spent time all over the country at different vacation spots. She enjoyed reading, watching movies and playing the piano, but cherished family most of all. Carol was a very loving Mother and MaMa. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Carol's name to Ducks Unlimited and American Cancer Society.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Dan February 11, 2020 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    candle 8❤️ Grandma Blankenship was a wonderful woman with a great sense of humor. Prayers and hugs Carolyn and Ben.

  2. Cathy A Simmons February 11, 2020 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    candle 1Sweet and wonderful Carol will be missed.

  3. Sandy Simmons February 11, 2020 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Will miss my dear friend!!!

  4. Carol Schierding February 11, 2020 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Carol was the Queen Mother of our Red Hats and a great queen she was–regal, gracious and always ready to do anything.

    we had some times. It will be a pleasure to share our memories.

  5. Carol Schierding February 11, 2020 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    /Carol was Queen Mother for our Red Hats and a great queen she was–regal, gracious and always ready to do anything. We had some great times and will love sharing our memories.

  6. Joan Knoll February 13, 2020 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Jean was the epitome of gracefulness, beauty and a great sense of humor. The Red Hats will certainly miss her wit and smile. Fly high my friend!

  7. Deb February 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    candle 1Always such a joy Momma B !
    My thoughts and prayers are with Buc and Ben. My heart breaks for both of you. Such a special little family. ❤️

  8. Esther Murray February 14, 2020 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Loved working with Carol at Becky-David. She was a wonderful secretary and became a dear friend. She will be greatly missed.

  9. Geneva & David Smith February 16, 2020 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Carol was a dear friend and we worked together for many years at Becky – David school. Rest in peace Carol you will be missed.

  10. Francie Null February 16, 2020 at 8:52 am - Reply

    I loved Carol’s lively personality and sense of humor, she always had a smile for everyone and it was a joy working with her.

  11. Jim Reeves February 16, 2020 at 11:08 am - Reply

    candle 1Carol Jean: You’ve been a wonderful treasure in my life which I will always cherish..
    Rest in peace dear cousin.

  12. Ruth Allder February 16, 2020 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I was a volunteer at Becky-David when Carol worked there. She was always friendly and helpful whenever I was there and she was fun to work with. May you rest in peace Carol and my sympathy to the family.

  13. Liz Friederich February 16, 2020 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Carol was a pleasure to work with at Becky David. She could handle any situation that came her way in the office. Actually, the two Carol’s did run the office! We all loved them. I will never forget the bucket of water that fell on Carol from the roofers repairing the roof! I was lucky to connect with Carol again through our hair dresser Penny. I saw her this past fall where we caught up on all the old stories. She loved her grandson Ben and always shared pictures and stories of him throughout our school years.
    Liz Friederich

  14. Jackie Demaresr February 17, 2020 at 3:52 am - Reply

    Carol was always smiling. She added humor to the daily office situations. I still smile when I think of her. She gave the best hugs and genuinely cared for everyone. We became friends during my office volunteering years at Becky-David and remained in touch through Ducks Unlimited Dinners. She so loved her daughter Carolyn and Grandson, Ben. They were her life. She will be missed by all who loved her and The D U. Till we meet again sweet Lady.

  15. Loraine DuBois February 17, 2020 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Carolyn, Your Mom was great to be around. We got to know her through our Red Hat group. She was our Queen Mother for years and did a great job. She loved going to the lake with the gals from Red Hat when we went to Grace Kuehlers place down there. We had so much fun. It was great knowing her all these years and she will certainly be missed when we get together for our luncheons once a month. My condolences to you Carolyn, I know you will miss her terribly. Prayers for all of you. Loraine DuBois and Dolly Reller

  16. Jerry Reeves February 17, 2020 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Carolyn and Ben, our sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Carol Jean was very special to my family. We looked forward to her visits to Houston through the years. I will especially miss our great chats when we went out to lunch, and our long talks on the phone in later years. She will be greatly missed by us all. You’re in our prayers.
    Love, Jerry and Sandy.

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