LAKEVIEW - Betty J. Banning, 86, of Lakeview, went to be with her Lord Tuesday night, April 23, 2013, while at her home.
Betty was born on May 18, 1926, in Lakeview, to the late Grover C. and Dollie Walters McGee. On Aug. 18, 1943, she married William A. Banning in Bellefontaine, and he died April 20, 1980. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Banning; three sisters, Claris Neal, Doris Norviel, and Blanche Price Hartman; and a brother, Wilson McGee.
She is survived by three children, Sharon (Allan) Peters of Jackson Center and Nancy (Harold) Kossel and Butch (Jane) Banning, both of Lakeview; seven grandchildren, Tamara (Curtis) Johnson, Connie (Rick) Reames, Kenny (Ashley) Miller, Rick (Kim) Kossel, Reva (Tom) Blake, Charlie (Jennifer) Banning and Christina (Brent) Joseph; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Betty attended Stokes Local Stokes. She was a member of Mount Tabor Church of God for 51 years. She was also active with the American Legion Auxiliary during its existence in Lakeview. She enjoyed traveling, reading her Bible and attending church and loved spending time with her family.
Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, with visitation two hours prior. Burial is in Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.
Memorial Contributions may be given in Betty's name to Universal Home Health and Hospice Care, 701 South Main Street, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
A special thank you goes to Herb Titus for his caring attention and thoughtfulness.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Apr. 24, 2013