Janice "Jan" (Martin) Blankenbeker

Born: Wed., Apr. 1, 1959
Died: Tue., Aug. 27, 2013


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Fri., Aug. 30, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Janice Lea “Jan” Blankenbeker, age 54, of Robinson, IL, died Tuesday August 27, 2013, at 2:40 PM EST of injuries sustained in a train /automobile accident on 6th street in Vincennes, IN.

Born April 1, 1959 in Lawrenceville, IL, she was the daughter of Bill David and Norma G. (Edgington) Martin.  On September 19, 1981 she married Timothy D. Blankenbeker and he survives.  Jan was a Pre-school Aide at New Hebron Christian School, New Hebron, IL.  She was a member of the Porterville Congregational Christian Church; attended Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Robinson, IL; was a past Crawford County 4-H leader; RHS Band Booster; RHS Sports Booster; member and former secretary of New Hebron P.T.O.

Survivors include her husband, Tim D. Blankenbeker, Robinson, IL; mother, Norma Martin, Robinson, IL; son, Jacob Blankenbeker, Robinson, IL; daughter, Emily Blankenbeker and Fiancee’ Michael Young, Evansville, IN; sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Don Mendenhall, Robinson, IL; a niece, Angie and Shawn Brown, Willisville, IL two nephews, Daniel and Amy Mendenhall, Robinson, IL; Matt and Tiffany Mendenhall, Greenville, IL; ten great nieces and nephews, Hailey Brown; Brayden Brown; Mason Brown Paige Mendenhall; Alexis Mendenhall; Olivia Mendenhall; Ella Mendenhall; Ava Mendenhall; Isaac Mendenhall and Owyn Mendenhall.  

Preceding her in death was her father, Bill David Martin in 2007.

Funeral service will be Friday August 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Pastor Leland Culp officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday August 29, 2013 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jan Blankenbeker Memorial Fund, New Hebron Christian School, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Brenda & Jim Wolfe
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
My deepest sympathy to all of Jan's family. She will be missed by all. God touch you during this time.

Beth (Cooley) Shanks & daughters, Katy, Lily, Ambr & Josy
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
Heartbroken for you all. Tim, you and Jan were some of my earliest Christian mentors as a teenager. Whether you realize or not, you helped to make an enormous impact in my adult life. Please know you and your family are lifted up in prayer at this time. Take Care & God Bless!!!

Ruth Gurley
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
Tim, Emily, Jacob, Norma, Cynthia and family members. Jan was a wonderful christian woman and will be missed by anyone that knew her but will have wonderful memories to cherish. So sorry for your loss and praying God eases your burden and comfort you in His loving arms as you face the difficult days ahead. So sorry! Ruth & Doug

   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
May the arms that welcomed your loved one into Heaven be the same arms that holds your heart today. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.

Larry & Brenda Boyd
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
We were so saddened to hear of Jan's death. She was a very sweet lady who always had a smile for everyone. Someone who made people feel good just by her presence. Our deepest sympathy to her family. We will be keeping all of you in our prayers for God's Peace and Comfort.

Mark, Pat and Kimbra Carpenter
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. Jan always had a smile on her face and was a beautiful person. May God hold your family close as you go through these difficult times. We are praying for you.

Mark, Pat and Kimbra Carpenter

Teresa Rice Hughes
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
Jan and I were classmates in high school. I remember her as always having a smile for everyone. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

Phyllis (Brown) Hall
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
Dear Norma, We were in hughschool to gether at OHS, you were 1 yr. ahead of me, and I want you to know how very sorry I am to learn of your daughter's death.
May God be with you, comfort you, bless, and keep you, and yours.

Randy & Carla Strohm
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
Tim, Jacob, Emily and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and the coming days. Knowing that Jan was such a woman of God helps in knowing that she is full of life, healed and whole, singing with the choir of Angels and loving on our Jesus. Love you all, Carla

Cary schiller
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Jacob & family: So sorry for the tragic loss of your mom. Know that I and your theatre family are thinking and praying that you find peace. -Cary

David and Judy Dix
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Kevin McConnell
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
I pray that God comfort and sustain you as only He can.

Mark Varner
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Tim and Family:

I am so sorry to hear of Jan's passing. I am out of town and hate it so badly that I can not be there for visitation, but wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Surround yourself with family and friends as they will offer love, support and understanding. I too, will always be here if you ever need a listener. As you know, I have suffered through this twice and am always willing to offer support whenever I can.

God Bless you all. Just know that so many of us are praying and thinking of you over the days, months and years ahead. Remember, I am only a phone call away.

A friend always,
Mark Varner

   Posted Thu August 29, 2013

The Sweeley Family
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Mrs B. will be forever in our hearts. She was a wonderful teacher and an amazing woman. We are honored to have known her and pray for the healing of her family.

Brian, Erinn
Jacob, Sam, Courtney and Marissa

David and Jeanine(Stitt)Taylor
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
So sorry about Jan. Remember her from and in school. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May your faith keep you strong.

Neal Edgington and Lesa Cassel and Family
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Thoughts and prayers with all of you!

Dale, Mary & Brandon Edgington
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Tim, Emily, Jacob and Aunt Norma- Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We pray that God will uphold you with His strength and provide comfort in the days and weeks to come. We will always cherish the time we spent together at the 2012 Edgington family reunion.

Cheryl Lawhead
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
I remember Jan in school. She always had a smile and was kind to everyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Shirley Wampler Keiser
   Posted Fri August 30, 2013
Norma and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and love to all of you in this time of sorrow.

Angie Lawhead
   Posted Fri August 30, 2013
So saddened for your tragic loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you at this difficult time.

Kolinda Duer
   Posted Fri August 30, 2013
Tim, Emily, Jacob and Norma. There are no words that can ease the pain of your loss, but only the hope of knowing Jan is with the Lord and one day, you WILL see her again. I pray you will find rest in this blessed assurance. You have been and will continue to be in our prayers.

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