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Mildred Banta

October 7, 1920 — June 13, 2008

Mrs. Mildred C. Banta, 87, passed away in the presence of her family on Friday, June 13, 2008.

She was born October 7, 1920, George and Lula Bell Goins. She shared 48 years of marriage to Gilbert W. Banta before his death on March 11, 1992. Mrs. Banta was a faithful member of the Fountain City Wesleyan Church and enjoyed quilting and playing cards, especially Euchre.

Mrs. Banta will be missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Byron and Pam Banta; 1 granddaughter, Stephanie Banta; grandson, Zachary Banta and his wife, Venus, and great-grandson, Dylan Banta, all of Muncie; 3 sisters, Jennette Foreman and Helen Eley and her husband, Glen, all of Arcanum, Ohio and Dorothy Pearce, of Eaton, Ohio; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Clyde and Inez Goins, of Greenville, Ohio and Roy and Norma Goins, of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Banta was preceded in death by 1 son, Eddie Banta, on July 5, 1999; 1 granddaughter, Caryn Elaine Banta, on May 10, 1994; 1 sister, Bonnie Shelley; and 1 brother who died in infancy.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.

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