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Carlene Julia Jones "Charlie" Banks

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Carlene Julia Jones "Charlie" Banks 1936 - 2009 SALEM, NY Carlene Julia Jones "Charlie" Banks, 72, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, following a long illness. She was born in Gardiner, Maine, July 24, 1936, to Margaret West and James Neill Jones. Carlene was educated in Standish and Portland schools. Carlene married Oscar W. "Bill" Schoen, Jr., in 1954, with whom she had one child, William N. Schoen. They divorced in 1961. In 1987, Carlene married George Henry Banks, of Salem, N.Y. Charlie enjoyed the role of stepmother to George's four children, Todd, Alison, Kenneth and George. Carlene worked as a teller for numerous banks, a receptionist for an insurance company, a trainer and head waitress for the Red Lobster Restaurants and a CNA Home Health Care Aid. Carlene enjoyed reading, crafts, flower gardening, her computer, her grandchildren and genealogy research. She volunteered at the Bancroft Public Library in Salem where she transcribed all of the cemetery records. Her husband, George, both parents and her brother, Richard N. Jones, predeceased her. She leaves her son, William "Bill" N. Schoen, of Portland, Maine; stepchildren, Todd Banks and wife, Kathleen, of Salem, N.Y., Alison Radliff and husband, Robert, of Stillwater, N.Y., Kenneth Banks and wife, Lauren, of Unionville, Conn., and George C. Banks of Salem N.Y., sister, Deborah A. Lewis, of Dover Foxcroft, Maine, and brother, Edward E. Jones and wife, Lorraine, of Gray, Maine; grandchildren, Chelsea and William Schoen, of Hollis, Maine; step-grandchildren, Alyssa and Alexandra Banks of Schuylerville, N.Y., Abigail and Schuyler Radliff of Stillwater, N.Y., Jalen and Donovan Banks of Unionville Conn. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MCCLELLAN FUNERAL HOME, 19 East Broadway, Salem. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Debbie Earthrowl officiating. Interment will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Kezar Falls Burial Ground in Kezar Falls, ME, where Charlie will be interred at the same time as her brother, Richard N. Jones who passed away June 22, 2009. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Charlie may be made to the , 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. The family would like to thank all those who helped care for Carlene over the past year, especially Peg Culver, Mary Saunders and Barb Jarvis. Her wish to remain at home would not have been possible without these wonderful people. For directions to the funeral home or to share a memory of Charlie, please visit www.mcclellanfuneralservice.com
Published in Bennington Banner on July 10, 2009
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