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Rhonda Lynelle Blankenship

July 15, 1965 — July 27, 2023

Rhonda Lynelle Blankenship of Anadarko passed away unexpectedly at age 58 on July 27, 2023. She was born July 15, 1965 to Junior and Lela Parham.

She grew up in a loving family with her mother, sisters, extended family and friends. Throughout the course of her life, Rhonda loved to call her sisters and mom just to talk. Rhonda attended Anadarko High School. She married Melvin Lee Blankenship on October 22, 1999, and eventually took business courses to do bookkeeping for their business, R & M Auto Repair in Anadarko. Rhonda loved to cook for Melvin and always made sure he had enough cold drinks for work. Additionally, she had a big heart for animals, often housing, rehoming, or feeding strays that arrived at their home. Her special pets were Roscoe, Junior, Tubby and Killer. She bought countless "treats" for them!

Rhonda is survived by her loving husband of 23 years Melvin Blakenship, son Jeffrey Blankenship and his wife Carley, Granddaughter Addy Blankenship, step granddaughter Mylie Blankenship, step grandson Mason Blankenship, daughter Krista Sanders and her husband Vince, grandson Tucker Sanders, granddaughter Josslyn Sanders. Additionally, she is survived by her mother-in-law Faye Dennis, Melvin's uncle's and aunt's Tim, Patty, Ace, and Judy Dennis. She is also survived by her mother Lela Parham, sister Sherri Diaz and husband Joe, sister Janet Palmer and husband Billy, Renea Parham and friend Tony King, and her twin Robin White and husband Don. Rhonda also had many nieces, nephews, cousins, and others who she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her father Milton "Junior" Parham, sister Sandra Parham Thompson, nephew Jeremy Shawn Palmer and father-in-law Donald Blankenship.

Rhonda had faith in God that showed through her love, kindness, and the joy she brought into the lives of others. She will forever remain in our hearts and will be dearly missed by every heart she touched and knew.

Graveside Memorial services will be observed at Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, OK at 9:00 am Saturday, August 5, 2023 where family and friends will gather in remembrance of our beloved Rhonda.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home of Anadarko, OK.

Memorial: 9:00 a.m., Sat., August 5, 2023
Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, OK

Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home
Anadarko, OK
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Service Schedule

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Saturday, July 29, 2023

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Ray and Martha's Funeral Home Anadarko

1115 South Mission Street, Anadarko, OK 73005

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

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