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Katherine Louise Brooks Banks
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1923
Death: Nov. 21, 2014

Katherine Louise Banks, 91, of Amarillo died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Reed Redus, associate pastor, officiating. Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Katherine was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Enid, Okla. to Charles and Margaret Brooks. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School.

Katherine worked for Sears for a number of years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

She married John L. Banks in 1943, and they were married 55 1/2 years at the time of his death in 1998.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; two brothers, Charles Brooks Jr. and Ed Brooks; a sister, Mary Felty; and her son, Dr. John L. Banks Jr.

Katherine is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Banks of Amarillo; a sister, Beverly Rountree of Waller; two grandchildren, Dr. Steve Banks and wife Melissa and Dr. Leslie Sciumbato and husband Audie, both of Amarillo; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Madisen Banks, both of Amarillo; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler St., Amarillo, TX 79101; or Meals on Wheels, 219 W. Seventh Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101.

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Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 23, 2014 
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  John L Banks (1915 - 1998)*
  John L Banks (1945 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Llano Cemetery
Randall County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 4B Lot 27 Space 2
Created by: Walter Dunn
Record added: Aug 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29094264
Katherine Louise <i>Brooks</i> Banks
Added by: Walter Dunn
Katherine Louise <i>Brooks</i> Banks
Added by: Walter Dunn
Katherine Louise <i>Brooks</i> Banks
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