Patricia Jane Banks
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82, of New Philadelphia, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 peacefully in her home with family by her side. A daughter of the late Richard Delmar and Sara Jane Butler, Pat was born June 20, 1930 in Sandyville, Ohio. Pat resided with her husband, Dale, on their family farm for over 60 years. She was a homemaker who always placed her family first. She never found a greater joy than spending time with her family on the farm, at the county fair, at the Atwood Fall Festival, and on family vacations, especially enjoying Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. She also enjoyed attending the activities and events involving her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, always showing them unconditional love and support. Pat was the pillar of her family and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
In addition to her husband of 63 years, William Dale Banks, whom she married on June 3, 1949, she is survived by three daughters, Susan Trachsel, Peggy (Jon) Lee, and Sara (Jeff) Lewis; one son, John Lewis "Lewie" (Cathy) Banks; eight grandchildren, Debbie (Aaron) Fox, Lori Ann Trachsel, Nathan (Christine) Lee, Carrie (Jason) Bandy, Eric Lee, Mindy Lewis, Rachel Lewis, and Jeremy Banks, and eight great-grandchildren, Landon, Parker, and Brady Fox, Austin and Abigail Lee, and Stella, Barrett, and Evelyn Bandy; a sister-in-law, Lois Butler and a niece, Dell Butler Cavell. Pat was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard "Dick" Butler.
In keeping with Pat's wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services. The family will receive friends and host a time of fellowship on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Pat by visiting the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Pat's memory to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Published in The Times Reporter on Sept. 26, 2012