Dorothy G. Banks, age 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at Ripon Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Wagner, Okla., daughter of Richard and Margaret (Castings) Smith. She married Jack Banks July 11, 1942, in Oklahoma. She loved sewing, quilting, canning and gardening.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Jack, of 67 years; four children, Michael (Kathy) Banks, Jack A. (Christine) Banks, Shelia (Roger Johannes) Banks and Mitchell (Denise) Banks; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and 10 brothers and sisters.

Graveside service for Dorothy was held Friday, Oct. 2 at Loper Cemetery, close to the intersection of Cork Road and Douglas Street.

Wachholz Family Funeral Home of Ripon served the family.

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