PIQUA - Dorothy M. Banks, 91, of Piqua, died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Piqua Manor.
She was born in Darke County to the late Henry and Susannah (Peters) Sanders.
She married Walter M. Banks on Jan. 19, 1941, in Greenville; he preceded her in death Feb. 23, 2010.
Mrs. Banks is survived by her son, Gary (Dixie) Banks of Piqua; two grandchildren, Julie (Jim) Brown and Thomas (Carol) Banks; two step grandchildren, Mike (Barbara) Hickey and Mark Hickey; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Riffle and Mildred Walters; and a brother, Norman Sanders.
Dorothy was a 1939 graduate of Ansonia High School and attended the former Commercial-Normal College of Greenville for secretarial courses.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Piqua and various church women's groups.
She worked and retired from J.W. Brown and Uhlman's department stores as the office manager in 1985, after 25 years of service.
Dorothy enjoyed trips to Russell's Point and Cedar Point, and after retirement, she and Walter enjoyed traveling with friends to various destinations in the United States. They would spend a month or more in Myrtle Beach every winter.
A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Michael Havey officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua, OH 45356; or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com