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Cleo B. Sublett

May 21, 1935 ~ January 10, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Obituary of Cleo B. Sublett

            Cleo B. Sublett, the daughter of Tom Blankenship and Lillie (Runyon) Blankenship, was born May 21,1935 in Pikeville, Kentucky and passed away on January 10, 2022 at Republic County Hospital, Belleville, Kansas at the age of 86 years, 7 months, and 19 days.

            Cleo grew up in the Pikeville, Kentucky area, graduating from Pikeville High School.    She was united in marriage to Horace “Alvin” Sublett on November 24, 1970 and to this union was born:  Ivan and Angela.

            Cleo worked for the local telephone company, later A. T. & T.    She began as an operator and later retired after 32 years as a sales representative.     Cleo and Alvin made their home in the Bedford, Virginia for many years.   They moved to Belleville, KS to be near family in recent years.  

            She was preceded in death by her husband H. Alvin Sublett in 2014; sister, Anna Lou Lafferty; brothers:  Thomas, Willis, Oliver “Odd”, Morris Glen "Glendale", James Wesley, and Willie Blankenship;   and her parents, Tom and Lillie Blankenship.

            Cleo is survived by her son, Ivan Sublett of Scandia, Kansas; one daughter, Angela Marie Sublett of Belleville, Kansas; 2 grandchildren:  Erica Sublett and Ethan Sublett of Courtland, Kansas; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

            Cremation was selected and family inurnment services will be held at a later date at Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, KS.

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            Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, 1322 19th ST, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.

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Family to do services at later date

Belleville Cemetery
1670 Nickel Road
Belleville, KS 66935


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