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Clara Belle Banks

Clara Belle Banks, 96, of Antwerp, Ohio passed away at 7:30 am, Friday, February 26th, at Dallas Lamb Foundation Home.

Clara Belle was born in Antwerp on September 14, 1913, a daughter of the late Frances (Clemmer) and Clyde Quaintance.

Clara Belle worked at Antwerp Local Schools & was a member of Antwerp United Methodist Church.

She married Ray Robert Banks, who died in 1960.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Joan Baker & Penny (Larry) Ryan, sister, Bertha Zuber all of Antwerp, sister, Dorothy Roth of Grabill; 18 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 50 great great grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death are her daughter, Karen Walley; sons, Barry, Kim & Nick Banks; sisters, Lois Haynes & Mabel Thimlar & brother, Robert Quaintance.

Her funeral service is Tuesday, 11 am, Antwerp United Methodist Church with viewing one hour prior.

Viewing is also Monday, 4-8 pm, Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp.

She will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

Memorials are to Dallas Lamb Foundation or the church.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Aunt Joan,

I saw your mom's obit in the West Bend News. She lived a long life. Please accept Steve's and my sympathy. I no longer had your address, so have not been able to keep in touch. Hope you are doing well and all your family also. We are doing well. Have four grandchildren. Jenny is a teacher in Noblesville and Scott is an engineer for Catepiller in Peoria, IL. Please tell all your kids Hello for us. Take care. Love, Gwen

Gwen Kammeyer Mar 9 2010 12:00 AM

To Penny and her family. My heartfelt sympathy in this difficult time. You have always been my family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marsha (Farnsworth) Frankl Mar 1 2010 12:00 AM

my prayers are with you and the family

vanice martenies Feb 28 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Banks family: So sorry to learn of your loss. I am personally comforted by something the apostle Paul said in the Bible at
1 Corinthians 15:26: "Asthe last enemy death is to be brought to nothing." I look forward to that time and when we will see our loved ones again. (Acts 24:15)

C. Hugg Feb 27 2010 12:00 AM

Your Mom was one of the best people I have ever worked with at Antwerp School. Clara Belle was always the most pleasant person I met each day. She was so thorough in her work. She loved her family so much. Even when you knew her heart was broken with all of the family losses, she had an infectious attitude. You were so lucky to have her in your life. Remember all of the positive influences she had on your lives.

Mrs. Betsy Brotherton Feb 27 2010 12:00 AM

To the Banks Family & friends,I am so sorry for your loss.My prayers are with you.

Donna Parrish Feb 26 2010 12:00 AM