Blakeney, Ronald Lee, 75, of St. Charles, MO, went to his heavenly home on November 24, 2022, after a seven-year battle with cancer. Ron was born in Tuscola, IL, and graduated from Villa Grove High School and continued on to Lincoln Christian University.
Ron was married to Beth Blakeney on May 15, 1971, and they were married 51 years.
Ron worked as a Christian Church minister for 40 years at churches in Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Florida, before retiring to spend time with his grandchildren. His passion for loving others never waned, as he remained very active in his church. He was particularly supportive and involved in the ministry of Anchor Church, founded by his son and daughter-in-law and where their children served on staff as well.
Ron is survived by his two children, Shaun (Teresa) Blakeney, Shannon (Tom) Hancock; his grandchildren Austin (Marissa) Blakeney, Monica (John) Votaw, Alyssa (Dustin) Yeary, and Morgan Hancock; sisters Diana Lewis, Marla Wilson, Julia Anderson, and brother Paul (Jill) Blakeney. Ron would have loved to have been able to participate in Morgan’s upcoming marriage to Jacob Larson and to have welcomed his first great-grandson Levi Blakeney in the coming months.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Marjorie Blakeney, and brother, Bill Blakeney.
There is no memorial service planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Anchor Church, 9764 S. Military Trail, Suite A-1, Boynton Beach, FL 33436. The family of Ron Blakeney wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Accent Care Hospice.