Mrs. Lois Ilene (Conley) Blankenship

Mrs. Lois Ilene (Conley) Blankenship, 94, of Boiling Springs, SC passed from this life on August 29, 2022. Public visitation will be at 9:30AM, Tuesday September 6th at Hampton Vaughan funeral home, with 10AM graveside services at Crestview Memorial Park, Wichita Falls, TX., with Dr. Ike Butterworth presiding.

Ilene was born on June 27, 1928 to the late Minnie Mae Tuttle (Conley) Harless and Hershel David Conley. She spent her childhood in Lucasville, Ohio with her beloved Grandmother, Jane Boldt. Ilene married Jesse L. “Bud” Blankenship (deceased) on September 18, 1948 in Russell, KY. She owned and operated Blankenship Plumbing and Heating for over 40 years with her husband in Kenova, WV. Following their retirement, she lived in Wichita Falls for over 20 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 40 years, a member of Floral Heights United Methodist Church, Wichita Falls, a volunteer with Ceredo-Kenova Ministerial Association, St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV, and Bethania Hospital, Wichita Falls, TX.

Her family includes a daughter, Lois L. Segers and son-in-law Ellie Segers (deceased) of Wichita Falls, TX. A son Jesse L “Bud” Blankenship, Jr and daughter-in-law Carol of Boiling Springs, SC., three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to go to the Good Samaritan Fund at Presbyterian Manor, Wichita Falls, TX. Online condolences may be made at