Banes, Louise Faye
Louise Faye Banes, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the hospice unit at Mercy Iowa City, A Celebration of Life service will be held at Powell Funeral Home in North English at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Pastor Michelle Williamson will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at North English Cemetery.
Louise Faye Banes was born Dec. 16, 1923, in Floyd County, Iowa, and was adopted by her parents, Ellsworth and Elsie Taylor Van Fleet. She has lived in the North English community since the age of seven and graduated from North English High School in 1941. Louise taught rural school near Marengo and the White Pigeon community for 1 1/2 years. She was united in marriage to William Melvin Banes on Dec. 13, 1942, in South English. They farmed in the White Pigeon community before moving into North English in 1978.
Louise was a wonderful cook, baked great pies, and cooked at the high school for several years. Louise loved to dance. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, and served as a den mother for the Boy Scouts for many years.
She is survived by her husband, William of North English; a daughter, Karen (Harley) Westfall of Riverside; three sons, Ronald (Barbara) Banes of North English, Jeffrey (Lori) Banes of Williamsburg and Kevin (Shari) Banes of North English; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Hildebrand of Bettendorf; and sisters -in-law, Marilyn Van Fleet of North English and Donna Criswell of Shenandoah.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Pearl Rogers; and brothers. Charles Van Fleet, Ed Criswell and Bob Hickman.
A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice.
Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.
Published Jan. 24, 2013 in The Gazette