GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Margery (Bennett) Banks, age 97, of Grand Blanc, Mich., and formerly of Yorkshire, Ohio, passed away on Feb. 22, 2014, at 7:25 a.m. at Gentiva Hospice in Flint, Mich.
She was born on July 14, 1916, in Mercer County, Ohio, to the late Vermont H. and Laura V. (Monroe) Bennett.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Linda Banks of Fenton, Mich., and Fred and Janet Banks of Versailles; grandchildren, Eric (Lois Wilson) Banks, Joyce (Fred Gilmore) Banks, Kimberly (Steve) Wilcox and Kevin (Mia) Banks; great-grandchildren, Leah, Elisa, Joshua Wilcox, Sullivan and Everett Gilmore and Samuel Banks; sister, Helen Stemm of Springfield, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Banks; sisters, Ruth Birt and Lucile Birt Pattison and brothers, Glenn and Dwight Bennett.
Margery was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Willowdell. She was a housewife as well as worked at the post office in Yorkshire.
There will be a service held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9464 Foote Road, (Willowdell) Yorkshire, Ohio, with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in the Willowdell Cemetery.
Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, as well as from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at church on Friday. It is the wishes of the family that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com