SPRINGFIELD, IL - Edgar Gene Banister, 90, formerly of Greenview, passed away at the Mason City Area Nursing Home on December 23, 2013. He was born in Menard County on July 24, 1923, to Wilbert and Anna (Mason) Banister. They preceded him in death. He married Louise Doggett on July 24, 1955, and she passed away in 1989 as did a grandson, Tim Clark, and a sister, Lola Minder.
He leaves behind two step-daughters, Phyllis Harbin and Sandy Pree and his long-time companion, Dorothy. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and one brother, Bill Banister.
Gene retired from Clark Transport. He served two years in the U.S. Navy. He loved baseball, dogs, bingo, and the Riverboat.
Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City on December 28, 2013, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with graveside services following at Elmwood Cemetery in Greenview starting at 12:00. Pastor Blake Canterbury will be officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the www.hurleyfh.com.
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