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In Memory of

Mary E. Banta

May 18, 1939 - December 17, 2017

Obituary


Mary Elizabeth Banta died Dec. 17, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center in Lebanon, Ill. She served more than 40 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Mary was born May 18, 1939 in St. Louis, a daughter of Edwin and Katherine, nee Staus, Banta. She is survived by a brother William E (Nancy) Banta, nieces and nephews, David (Jennifer) Banta, Kenneth Banta and Amy Banta; great-nieces and nephews Ian, Alice, Helen, Charlotte and Linus; and special friends Janet and Danny Witt and Patty. Besides her parents Mary was...

Mary Elizabeth Banta died Dec. 17, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center in Lebanon, Ill. She served more than 40 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Mary was born May 18, 1939 in St. Louis, a daughter of Edwin and Katherine, nee Staus, Banta. She is survived by a brother William E (Nancy) Banta, nieces and nephews, David (Jennifer) Banta, Kenneth Banta and Amy Banta; great-nieces and nephews Ian, Alice, Helen, Charlotte and Linus; and special friends Janet and Danny Witt and Patty. Besides her parents Mary was preceded in death by a sister Charlotte Banta, beloved cousin Marjorie Seigler, and Frazier the Cat. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Valhalla Funera Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville. Interment will follow in Valhalla Garden of Memory. Visitation is from 1 pm until time of service. Memorial donations are suggested to Signal Hill Lutheran Church or VITAS hospice.