Osie Banks(1917 - 2013)


Osie Banks (Berry) of Burlington, KY, born July 26, 1917, 95 years of age, passed peacefully July 11, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospice of Edgewood. She was retired from the American Airlines Sky Chef and also worked at A.M. Yealey Elementary School cafeteria in Florence, KY. She greatly enjoyed her retirement years attending the Burlington Methodist Church, writing poems, and enjoying time with her five children, seventeen grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren and forty-three great-great grandchildren. An avid Cincinnati Reds baseball fan, she listened to and or watched each and every Reds game. She was preceded in death by brothers Ersel Berry, Virgil Berry and Otis Berry, and sisters Joyce Farmer and Retha Arnsberger. She is survived by daughters Patricia Gutzeit of Burlington, Debra Croy of Dry Ridge and Betty Vaughn of Ft. White, FL and sons Wendell Banks of Union and Ardell Banks of Burlington, brother Odell Berry and sisters Juanita Zapf and Ophie Mead and also the many, many friends who loved her dearly. A memorial service will be Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:30 am, the family will welcome friends and memorial service will begin at 11:00 am at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 2776 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Kentucky. Interment Bullittsburg Cemetery, Petersburg Kentucky. Memorials are suggested to Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Burlington or St. Elizabeth Hospice Center, Edgewood. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from July 17 to July 19, 2013