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Helen Evarts Banks
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1920
Death: Dec. 3, 2009

Wife of Reino W Fillback
MAJOR US Army Air Forces

BANKS, HELEN FILLBACK, 89, of Rochester, NY, died December 3, 2009.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Reino W. Fillback; and her second husband, H. Fred Banks.

Survived by her daughter, Mary Widger (Stan), of Rochester; grandchildren, William Widger, of Los Angeles, CA and Emily Widger of Baltimore, MD; stepdaughter-in-law, Diane Banks, of Nashville, TN; six stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was born in London, England in 1920 and moved to New Jersey at age 5. She grew up in Glen Rock and graduated from Ridgewood High School. She graduated from Skidmore College in 1941 and worked in Manhattan for AT&T and the J. Walter Thompson Agency during World War II. In 1945, she married Ray Fillback and moved to Louisville in 1952. Following Mr. Fillback's death in 1973, she married Fred Banks.

After Mr. Banks' death in 1989, she remained in Louisville until moving to Rochester in 2002. A devoted wife, mother, friend and community volunteer, she also worked as a real estate agent, a representative for Community Concerts and at Allen House interior designers. She was a long-time member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and the Louisville Boat Club. Helen loved to travel throughout the United States and the world. She had many dear friends from the 50 years she spent in Louisville.

A memorial service will be held in Louisville next spring on a date to be announced.

The Courier-Journal from December 20 to December 21, 2009
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  Reino W Fillback (1914 - 1973)
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section E Site 77
GPS (lat/lon): 38.27778, -85.64234
Created by: Betty W
Record added: May 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109996302
Helen <i>Evarts</i> Banks
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