Raymond Delno Blankley
10:00 am, Tuesday, September 1, 2020
6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, August 31, 2020
*In-State beginning at 3:00 pm
Land of Purple Paws - Animal Shelter
Elara Caring Hospice
Raymond Delno Blankley, 79, of Louisville, Kansas, died Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at his home following a fight with cancer. He was a life-long resident of the area.
Raymond was born July 12, 1941, in Louisville, the son of Ephraim and Gladys Hebrew Blankley. He attended local schools and graduated in 1959 from Wamego High School. He served in the Kansas National Guard from 1963 until 1969 and marched in President Eisenhower’s funeral detail.
Ray was the Quarry Supervisor for Bayers Construction Company for over thirty years. He also was a machine operator for Viking and in his earlier years worked for several local farmers. Raymond loved to fish and go hunting. He especially enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren.
Raymond met the love of his life, Joleen Rae Havenstein, through his brother, and they were married on October 1, 1965 in Alma. Joleen preceded him in death on January 11, 2020.
Raymond is survived by his children; Tim Blankley (Jackie), St. Petersburg, Florida, Carl Blankley, Wamego, and Diane Dawson, Wamego; his five grandchildren, Jessica McIntosh (Chris), Joshua Blankley (Misty), Trinity Counts (Jeff), Trisha Bulger (Jake), and Meghan Curtis; fourteen great-grandchildren; his siblings, Helen Wheeler, Louisville, John Blankley (Billie), Manhattan, and Wayne Blankley, Westmoreland. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son-in-law Dean Dawson; and his siblings, Margaret Colson, Mildred Gilleece, Florence Smith, Walter Blankley, and Keith Blankley.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego. Reverend Jol Klein will be officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Louisville Cemetery. Raymond will lie-in-state on Monday beginning at 3:00 pm and the family will greet friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. They suggest memorial contributions to the Land of Purple Paws animal shelter or Elara Caring Hospice, and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.