Sheila Joyce Banks

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Sheila Joyce Banks passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Christian Care Center in Lancaster. She was 86. The daughter of the late James and Fanny Derbidge, she was born in Somerton, England, on Sept. 18, 1927. She was married to Vernon Banks of Whitesburg on Dec. 14, 1946 and they had one son, David. She was a homemaker and assistant manager of the Harlan Dollar General Store for many years. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jan; two grandsons, Boyd (and Shelby) of Roseville, Calif. and Andrew (and Cassadee) Banks of Liberty; and three great-grandchildren, Tristin, Lauren, and Cayden. She is also survived by two sisters, Kathleen Russell, and Audrey (and Peter) Thresh; and two brothers, Roy (and Barbara) and Colin Derbidge all of Street, England. In addition to her husband Vernon, she was preceded in death by her son David, four brothers, and six sisters. She will be remembered for her quick wit and caring personality. There will be a private graveside service in Whitesburg. Anyone wishing to give a memorial gift is encouraged to give to a charity of his or her choice.
Published in The Casey County News on May 14, 2014