In Memory of

Nora Mae Blankenship

February 21, 1929 - August 21, 2020


Nora Mae DeVaul Blankenship, 91, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020, at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Nora was born on February 21, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri, with her twin sister Norma Fae DeVaul, who preceded her death. Nora and Norma were the loving daughters of Forrest Robert and Thelma Laveta (Silvey) DeVaul, who preceded her in death. She married the love of her life, Robert Paul Blankenship on June 19, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri, who preceded her in death in 2014. Robert and Nora were the proud, devoted parents of David Paul Blankenship with his wife, Cheryl Lyne (Tate) Blankenship, John Robert Blankenship and Larry Lee Blankenship who preceded her in death in 2014. Nora was the proud grandmother of three grandchildren and their spouses: John and Jessica Blankenship, Courtney and Ben Ray, Lindsey and Alejandro Velasquez. She was an adoring great-grandmother to five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nora lived a beautiful life that demonstrated a strong faith and caring for others in their times of need. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Survivors Include: Two sons: David Paul Blankenship with his wife Cheryl Lyne (Tate) Blankenship and John Robert Blankenship of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Three grandchildren: John Paul Blankenship with his wife Jessica (Cochran) Blankenship, Courtney (Blankenship) Ray with her husband Ben Ray and Lindsey (Blankenship) Velasquez with her husband Alejandro Velasquez. Five great-grandchildren: Daméon Velasquez, Julia Blankenship, Peyton Ray, Alejandro Velasquez and Penélope Velasquez and numerous of beloved nieces and nephews.

Mass will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020, at 10:00 am, at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church located at 130 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64081 with burial immediately following mass at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery at 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64138.


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We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for comfort for you and your family.

The Turners
Scott, Jen, Clay and Colby


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Friday, August 28, 2020
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church
130 Northwest Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081