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(Oct 08, 2013)

VESTA IONA (ONA) BLANKENSHIP, 92 of Point Pleasant, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Pleasant Valley Nursing Care. Funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Rev. Paul Ray Farley. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was a faithful member of Jefferson Avenue Church of God, Huntington, and attended Pt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. Ona was born on February 23, 1921 in Huntington, W.Va. the daughter of the late Clarence and Almeda Basenback. Ona was preceded in death by her first husband, Ervin Hensley, and second husband, Clyde Blankenship. Also preceding her in death were her sons; Scotty, Jerry, Howard and Darrell Hensley; two sisters, Regina Basenback and Faye Chinn; and one brother Ferrell Basenback. Ona is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Larry (Judy) Hensley, daughters-in-law: Joy (Buddy) Trosper and Linda (Buddy) Haney. She was blessed with 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Two sisters and brothers: Bernice Enix, Bessie Lawson, Hack Basenback and Ernest Basenback. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

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