Paula Blankenship

Paula Blankenship

Paula Blankenship of Pilot Knob passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 at Iron County Medical Center.  She was 62,

Paula was born on July 13, 1957 in St. Louis, the daughter of Jesse and Elen (Jackson) Blankenship.

Paula is survived by her mother, Elen Jackson of Arcadia; two sons, Corey Blankenship of Ironton and Dylan Blankenship of Bonne Terre; her “other half,” Raymond Engemann of Pilot Knob; his daughter, Nicki; two brothers, Dan Blankenship and wife, Jane of Farmington, and Bill Wilson and wife, Brenda of Arcadia; three sisters, Jeanne Adams of Arcadia, Patty Anderson of Farmington, and Susan Parks and husband, Rick of Lesterville; her special great-nephew, Nash; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Paula was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Blankenship; and two brothers-in-law, Wilfred “Bill” Adams and Wayne Anderson.

Paula was a 1975 graduate of Arcadia Valley High School.  She enjoyed horseback riding and showing horses in her younger years. She loved all animals but especially dogs.  She also enjoyed flower gardening.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at 1 p.m. from Bryson Funeral Home with Elder Mark Sutton officiating.

Visitation began at 10 a.m.  Interment was in Arcadia Valley Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made to the family at