Mrs. Anna Rebecca Banks Passed Away at Daughter's Home.
After patiiently suffering the past two years, the life of Mrs. Anna Rebecca Banks peacefully slipped away to the eternal world last evening at four-thirty o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Benjamin W. Heck, on East Seventeenth Street.
Mrs. Anna Rebecca Banks was a daughter of William and Margaret Brown McConahy. She was born in Fulton county, September 10, 1846 and for many years resided at Spruce Creek, prior to coming to Tyrone in 1912 to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Heck. On December 23, 1863 she was united in marriage at Huntingdon with William M. Banks, who preceded her to the grave in 1912.
Ten children were born to the union of William M. Banks and Anna Rebecca McConahy, five of whom have preceded the mother to the world beyond. Those surviving are as follows: Mrs. Benjamin W. Heck, Mrs. David Rodgers, Mrs. Harry Weyer and William Banks, of Tyrone and George W. Banks of Altoona. Fifteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, and a half brother, George W. Price of Minnesota also survive. Mrs. Banks was the last of her immediate family.
Very early in her girlhood days, over in old Fulton county, Mrs. Banks began her Christian life. She united with the Methodist Episcopal church and when she came to Tyrone seventeen years ago she cast her lot with the Columbia Avenue Methodist church and for years was very active in all brunches of the service. Her abiding faith in the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ was very precious to her in the eventide of life. It was not only a comfort to the one that has gone away, but to those who gathered around the bedside as the shadows fell and as she passed through the valley to the realms beyond. She was a good woman, one who gave her best service, her time, efforts and money to the upbuilding of Christ's kingdom. In the church, in the missionary so- cieties, in Mrs. E. .J. Kennedy's Sunday school class and in the Monday Night class, she will be missed. Her wonderful religious experiences in all these were an inspiration to others who follow in her trail.
Funeral servives will be conducted by her pastor. Rev. George Duvall, in the Columbia Avenue Methodist Episcopal church on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will be made in the family plot in Franklinville cemetery.