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Obituaries

Obituaries

Margaret A. Banks 1937 - 2011 Osage City, formerly of Lawrence

Funeral services for Margaret A. Banks, 74, Osage City, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
She died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
She was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Lebanon, Mo., the daughter of Shed Dow and Wilma Irene Pearcy Decker.
She worked for Hallmark Cards and later drove a school bus for Lawrence school district USD 497 (Wakarusa Valley Elementary) for 10 years. She also delivered prescriptions for Medical Arts for three years, but she mostly was a homemaker.
She was a member of Square Delights Square Dancers for eight years.
She married John W. Banks on Sept. 11, 1960, in Lebanon, Mo. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include four daughters, Debra Ann and husband Gary C. Heath, Tonganoxie, Diana Lynn Tindall-Huseby, Lawrence, Mary Margaret Banks, Lawrence, and Sharon Elaine and husband Doug Watson, Lyndon; nine grandchildren, Amy Carlsten, Waylon Banks, Ashley Flaskerud, Nicole Huseby, Tyler Robinson, Neal Huseby, Morgan Goldring, John Goldring and Ivy Woolsoncroft; six great-grandchildren, Jordan Williams, Ashley Carmona, Casangela Hall, Madison Hall, Cameron Ayers and Taylor Pommell; four brothers, Dow Decker, Dale Decker and Don Decker, all of Kansas City, Mo., and Paul Decker, Lawrence; and one sister, Norma Vannoy, Kansas City, Kan.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Nathan Lee Hall, on Sept. 24, 2001, and one great-grandson, Cody Blake McNish, on April 24, 2009.
The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to American Diabetes Association or to American Lung Association, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.