Donna L. Blankenship, 52, of 296 Winsor St., died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in her home following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 28, 1960 in Warren, Pa., a daughter of the late Garley Lee and Carolyn Crooks Blankenship. In earlier years, she had been employed by Loranger International in Warren.

Donna was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all; her life was her family. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing.

She is survived by four children: Carrie M. Soto, Sarah J. Blankenship and Jolynn K. Blankenship, all of Jamestown, and Justin L. Blankenship of Buffalo; five grandchildren: Ladaya R. Blankenship, Michael J. Blankenship, Christopher J. Rasmussen, Trent X. Harless and Carolyn R. Taylor; two brothers: Michael W. Blankenship of Tiona, Pa. and Garley L. Blankenship of Sheffield, Pa.; a sister, Wanda J. Blankenship of Warren; a sisterinlaw, Jody Blankenship of Sheffield; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a soninlaw, Angelo Soto, Jr.

A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Blankenship residence, 366 North Six Mile Road in Tiona, Pa.

Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army; or a charity of choice.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Donna at www.lindfuneralhome.