Dixie RayAnn Blankinship

Dixie RayAnn Blankinship of Amarillo, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 26, 2023 at the age of 79.

Dixie was the daughter of Wayne and Fern (Schnackenberg) Maninger, born on May 12, 1944 in Wichita, KS.

On December 7, 1964, at the Methodist Church in Corbin, Kansas, Dixie married Lary Blankinship and together they made precious memories for 39 years before Lary’s passing in 2004.

After getting married, Dixie worked at the Wellington Hospital Clinic before moving to the Wellington Junior High where she was a secretary for many years. Upon retiring from the Junior High, she served on the school board and enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and friends, reading, watching movies, eating out with friends, and attending church. Dixie was a long time resident of Wellington, KS before moving to Amarillo, TX in 2017 when Alzheimer’s made it too hard to live on her own. Dixie adored her parents, especially her father.

Survivors include her son, Lary “Lee” (Sandra) Blankinship Jr. of Amarillo, TX; son-in-law, Tony Wagle of Wichita, KS; grandchildren: Justin (Catherine) Blankinship of Cheyenne, WY; Heather (Nick) Cook of Derby, KS; Aidan Blankinship of Amarillo, TX; Andrew Wagle of Wichita, KS; Aaron Wagle of Wichita, KS; Victoria Wagle of Derby, KS; Adam Wagle of Wichita, KS; great grandchildren: Aria Blankinship, Connor Blankinship, and Charlotte Loecke.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Fern Maninger, husband Lary Blankinship, daughter, Cheri Lynn Wagle, and sister, Patricia Morgan.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Bristol Park of Amarillo for the love and care they showed Dixie over the past 5 years.

A visitation with the family will be held at Cornejo Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 2, 2023.

Memorial services for Dixie will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Cornejo Funeral Home Chapel, 1030 Mission Rd., Wellington, KS, 67152. Internment will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wellington, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her loving memory with the Wellington First Presbyterian Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.

To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejofuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Cornejo Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.


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