Mary Eileen Banks 92, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Genesis Health Care Center, New Lexington.
She was born September 22, 1923 in Valier, Illinois. She was the daughter Herman and Anna Catherine (McGonagle) Keister.
She was a retired school teacher, a papal volunteer and a missionary in the states and Central America. She was most proud of her 53 year membership in the Lay Order of Terrisary Carmelites. She enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the world.
She is survived by three sisters, Kelly, Cora (Ambrose “Bud”) Kunkler, Theresa Allen and a brother, Michael (Linda) Keister, sister in law, Midge, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray and three sisters, Rosalie Hewitt, Juanita Reaves and Rita Mace, a brother, Austin Keister.
Calling hours will be held form 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the CHUTE-WILEY FUNERAL HOME, 118 S Jackson St., New Lexington with Rosary being recited at 7:45 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose Catholic Church, Corner of Main & Water Sts., New Lexington with Father James Csaszar as Celebrant. Burial will follow in New Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Church, 309 N Main St., New Lexington, OH 43764. www.chutewiley.com