Harold Bankes

Harold Irwin Bankes, 87, of Canton died at 5:36 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 1998, in the emergency room at Graham Hospital.

He was born Aug. 9, 1910, in Rushville, a son of John J. and Druzzla Irwin Bankes. He married Alberta Larimore on March 16, 1930, in Lewistown. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Ronald of Canton; one daughter, F. Marilyn Madson of Ipava; one brother, Leonard of Rushville; one sister, Louise Gossage of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

One son, one great-granddaughter and four sisters preceded him in death.

A member of International Union of Machinists, he was a mechanic at Camp Ellis during World War II. He later was a mechanic for Burlington Truck Lines in Galesburg, Kansas City, Mo., and St. Louis for 19 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of Locust Lane United Methodist Church in rural Canton.

Services were held today at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton with Gene Danner officiating. Burial was in Littleton Cemetery in Littleton.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/1/1998

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