Margie M. Banks died September 30, 2010, in Ames, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames. A celebration of life service will be at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Melissa Warren officiating, and followed by the Eastern Star service. A graveside committal service will be held at Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville, Illinois on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 3:00 p.m.
Margie M. Banks was born September 26, 1918 to Herbert and Ruth (Keys) Lober. She was raised on a farm near Blandinsville, Ill. She attended Liberty Elementary School and graduated with honors from Blandinsville High School in 1936.
Margie married Charles V. Banks on August 3, 1941. They moved to Ames and Iowa State University that same year. In the early years, she was employed by ISU, then worked at University Bank and later retired from ISU as an employee in the treasurer's office.
In 1976, Margie married Mr. Frank L. Huntley. They lived in Clearwater, FL, until his death in 1986. Margie returned to Ames and was a resident of Green Hills Retirement Center at the time of her death. Margie was always very active in church. While living in Ames, she was a member of Collegiate United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and Directress of Acolytes for many years. Her civic work included ISU Faculty Women's Club and Mary Greeley Hospital Auxiliary. When her children were young, she was both a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. Her fraternal affiliations included Order of the Eastern Star, Judea White Shrine, and Order of Amaranth.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles, an infant, Beverly, two brothers, Max and Russell Lober, and a sister, Maxine Hendrickson.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara (Richard) Eppens, of Mason City; son, Roger (Nancy) Banks, of Waco, TX; three grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Foundation, Green Hills Sensory Garden, Collegiate United Methodist Church, or your charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to www.stevensmemorialchapel.com
Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.