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WINTER HAVEN - Dorothy DeVries Banta, 93, of Winter Haven, Florida, died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Robyn Banta DeRidder in Eagle Lake, Florida, due to natural causes.
She was born on May 22, 1919 in Passaic, New Jersey to the late Oker and Hendriena Das DeVries.
She married Jacob Vreeland Banta, Jr. on November 15, 1942, and in 1972 they relocated to Winter Haven, Florida. She was preceded in death by her spouse Jacob, as well as her parents, sisters and brothers.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Susan Banta; daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Charles DeRidder, grandchildren Tara and Andrew Stewart, Eugene Banta, Shauna Banta, Kevin DeRidder, Renee DeRidder, and great grandchildren Taylor and Laynie Harris.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4750 Hwy 17 North, Bartow, Florida.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider making a donation to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, FL, 33823.

Published in Ledger from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2012
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