Beverly P. Blankenship, of Rolla, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the age of 68

She was born on August 5, 1944 in Phelps County, MO to Charles Roland Skaggs and Alice Faye (Patton) Skaggs.

Beverly was preceded in death by her father, Charles R. Skaggs; and a brother, Jimmy Skaggs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stites in 1962.

She will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes: her mother, Alice Faye Skaggs-Reeser of Vida, MO; two daughters, Colleen Bartle and husband Mark of Rolla and Beverly Lynn Futrell of Lampe, MO; three brothers, William Robert Skaggs and wife Maureen of Doolittle, MO, Allen D. Skaggs and wife Thelma of Vida, MO and Edward C. Skaggs and wife Beth of Jerome, MO; three sisters, Carolyn A. Turner of Willard, MO, Sandra L. Miller and husband Ronald of Vida, MO and Effie E. Furse and husband Sylvester of Doolittle, MO; five grandchildren, Justin Scott Futrell, Candice Brook Futrell, Casandra Colleen Futrell, Tabitha Lynn Beaty and Casey Jo Earl; four great grandchildren, Kaley, Alley, Dayton and Trenton; a host of nieces, nephews and other family; and many friends.

A funeral service for Beverly P. Blankenship will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March­ 6, 2013 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.