Thelma Earline Banks

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thelma Banks, 101, of Arnold, Mo., formerly of this area, passed away December 30, 2013, at the St. Anthony's Hospice House. She was born April 27, 1912, to the late Alva and Rosetta Wilson in


In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her husbands, Virgil Elliott and Henry Banks; a son, Donald Elliott; a son-in-law, Robert Guyott; stepsons, Charlie Banks, Ted Banks and Bill Banks and a grandchild, Debra Guyott Laird.

She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Guyott of Arnold, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Elliott; stepchildren, Lola and Ken Huskey, Sue Wallace and Bud Banks; stepdaughters-in-law, Evelyn Banks, Louise Banks and Margaret Banks; grandchildren, Mike, Bill and Bob Elliott, Donald Guyott and Kenny Lair;, great-grandchildren, Christine and Jim Little, Samantha and Nathan Watkins and D.J. Guyott; great-great-grandchildren, Isabella and Hannah Little, Adalie Guyott and soon to be Baby Watkins; two siblings, Woodrow Wilson of St. Charles, Mo. and Mozell Hoskins of Millerville, Penn., along with a host of many relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held January 3, 2014, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Interment followed at the Salem Cemetery.

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