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Betty J. Banning


Betty J. Banning, 86, of Lakeview, went to be with her Lord Tuesday night, April 23, 2013, while at her home.

She was born May 18, 1926, in Lakeview, to the late Grover C. and Dollie Walters McGee. On Aug. 18, 1943, she married William A. Banning in Bellefontaine, and he died April 20, 1980. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Banning; three sisters, Claris Neal, Doris Norviel and Blanche Price Hartman; and a brother, Wilson McGee.

She is survived by three children, Sharon (Allan) Peters of Jackson Center and Nancy (Harold) Kossel and Butch (Jane) Banning, both of Lakeview; seven grandchildren, Tamara (Curtis) Johnson, Connie (Rick) Reames, Kenny (Ashley) Miller, Rick (Kim) Kossel, Reva (Tom) Blake, Charlie (Jennifer) Banning and Christina (Brent) Joseph; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She attended Stokes Local School. She was a 51-year member of Mt. Tabor Church of God. She was also active with the American Legion Auxiliary during its existence in Lakeview. She enjoyed traveling, reading her Bible, attending church and loved spending time with her family.

Funeral services begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, with visitation two hours prior. Burial is in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff.

Memorial contributions may be given in Betty’s name to Universal Home Health and Hospice Care, 701 S. Main Street, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

A special thank you goes to Herb Titus for his caring attention and thoughtfulness.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at

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