Banes, Larry K.
Larry K. Banes died with his family by his side, on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Mercy Iowa City from complications of cancer, at the age of 76 years. Celebration of Life services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, North English, with Pastor Kirk Statler officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Larry was born Nov. 2, 1933, in North English, Iowa, the son of Wayne and Eva Harris Banes. He graduated from North English High School in 1951. He married Shirley Evers on Nov. 2, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He farmed and owned and operated Banes Electric, worked at the North English fertilizer plant and finally worked at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City until his retirement. Since his retirement he has spent the last 10 years as a valet greeter at the hospital.
Larry is survived by his wife, Shirley of Williamsburg; his children, Garry (Darla) Banes of Des Moines, Kelly (Paula) Banes of Cedar Falls, Cindy (Tony Carson) Belland of Williamsburg and Lonny (Trish) Banes of North English; 10 grandchildren, Amber Engstrom, Hannah Banes, Emily Banes, Kelsey Calkins, Blair Belland, Kiley Belland, Lexi Belland, Michelle Ayers, Lisa Vargas and Samantha Banes; two great-grandchildren, Melaina Vargas and Miranda Ayers; a sister, Irene (Leon) Blaylock of South English; and a brother, Lyle (Dottie) Banes of Granite City, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A general memorial fund has been established.
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