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Florence Marie Heselden Banks
Birth: Feb. 12, 1937
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 2008
Knox County
Illinois, USA

My Mother

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The only child of William Lyle Heselden and Orpha Lucille Smith , Florence was orphaned in 1939 after the unexpected deaths of her parents. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, Otis Haynes Smith and Jessie Rebecca Palmer Smith.

Married to Richard Banks, Sr., they celebrated their 53rd anniversary on January 8, 2008. Surviving are six children, Rick, Jeanie, Ginny, Marsha, Jerry and Bradley. A daughter, Candace Sue Banks, preceded her in death. Also surviving is a half-sister.

While she longed to have known her parents and have a traditional family, she said her grandparents raised her with love and never complained about taking a two-year old to raise as they were ready for retirement. Her grandparents taught her the value of hard work and to show compassion to those who were in need. She said she had many memories of her grandparents giving food to transients who otherwise would have gone hungry. Growing up, she played the piano and organ in the Methodist church. During her childhood, she spent summers traveling and spending time with other relatives in the Midwest.

She loved decorating her house for the holidays and cooking holiday dinners for family members and those who might not have anyplace else to go. She enjoyed her flower gardens and tending her indoor plants. Wheelchair bound, Find A Grave was her favorite hobby in her later years. She learned to use a computer, quickly and easily learning the new technology. She loved Find A Grave and the many wonderful friends she made here.

Family links: 
  William Lyle Heselden (1884 - 1936)
  Orpha Lucille Smith Heselden-Underwood (1902 - 1939)
  Candace Sue Banks (1961 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Knoxville Cemetery
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Marsha
Record added: Apr 02, 2008
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 Added: Oct. 11, 2017

- Orr
 Added: Oct. 11, 2017
Thank you for all the work you did, so that we, a bunch of strangers could benefit from your efforts. Bless you.
- Armstrong
 Added: Oct. 10, 2017
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