Official Obituary of

Colleen "Connie" (Wolford) New

June 22, 1943 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Colleen New Obituary

Colleen “Connie” Wolford-New passed away peacefully Friday, February 9, 2024, in

Palmetto, Florida.


Connie and her twin brother, Carl “Bud” Wolford were born at Stopover on June 22,

1943, children of the late J. C. and Olga Sansom Wolford. Besides her parents, Connie

was preceded in death by nine siblings and one son, Douglas Carl Blankenship.


Connie is survived by her son, Kelly Blankenship, of Maineville, Ohio; her husband,

Roscoe New, of Port Charlotte, Florida; two grandchildren, Morgan Maringer, and her

husband, Brandon, of Palmetto, Florida, and Brandon Blankenship of Lebanon, Ohio;

eight great-grandchildren: Pierston, Piper, Paxton, Piabella, and Portland Maringer;

Harlee Michaelis, River, and Meadow Blankenship; one brother, Buford “Pete” Wolford

of Majestic; her first husband and best friend, Doug Blankenship; her former daughter-in-

law and caregiver, Kiesha Moreland; her many nephews and nieces who she loved and

thought of as her children. She is also survived by two special friends, Mildred Barnes of

South Lebanon, Ohio, and Shirley Hatfield Justice of Majestic.


Connie loved books and she learned to read at an early age. At home when there were

chores to be done, Connie could be found huddled up with a book. She often said that the

reason she learned to speed read was because she knew sooner or later, she would be

found and would have to help with the housework.


Connie worked for several years as a receptionist at King’s Island Inn, in Mason, Ohio. She

used the skills she learned there to plan trips for her family. She knew how to talk to

other receptionists to get the best deals. Connie loved the beach, but she also loved the

mountains and was proud of her mountain heritage.


Connie’s family would like to thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 6-9 pm at Jones and

West Funeral Home.


 An informal memorial service will take place on Monday, February 19, 2024, at 1 pm at the funeral home with Kelly Baldridge officiating.


Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Stopover.


Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.  Our guestbook may be viewed online at

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Funeral Service
February 19, 2024

1:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553


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