Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Lancaster  Eagle  Gazette
Lancaster, Ohio
19 Feb 1990
          Maurice M. Banta,  71, of 930 Kinzler Ave., Lancaster, died Sunday at Chillicothe Veterans Hospital.  A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of VFW Post 1830, Lancaster.  He owned Banta Motorcycle Sales and Service for 40 years.
          He is survived by his wife,  Betty F.;  five sons and four daughter-in-laws,  Dennis Banta  of Billingham, Wash.,  Donald and  Debbie Banta  of California,  Richard and  Angella Pupek  of Texas,  John and  Bonnie Pupek  of Texas, and  Michael and  Monica Pupek  of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law,  Gertrude and  Victor LaBarbara  of Indiana.
          The funeral service will be announced later by the Sheridan Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Sunday, 6 Jan 1963
Death Claims
Mrs. Banta, 70
Rites Thursday For
Former Resident
          Mrs. Elizabeth Banta,  70, former Shelbyville resident, died at 8:30 a.m. today in a nursing home in Lancaster, Ohio.  Mrs. Banta who had made her home with her son  Maurice Banta  of Lancaster, for many years, had been ill for several years.  Born May 19, 1892, in Shelby County, Mrs. Banta was a daughter of  John and  Maggie (Runk) Oldfield.  She was married to Harry L. Banta in April of 1910, and he died in 1924.
          Surviving with the son, Maurice, is a daughter,  Mrs. Victor (Gertrude) LaBarbera  of S. West St., and two grandsons.  Also surviving are two sisters,  Mrs. Robert (Vera Mae) Hoemsher  of Greenfield, and  Mrs. Leslie (Margaret) Smith  of Detroit, Mich.
          Mrs. Banta was a member of the First Baptist Church here.  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sleeth Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, April 14, 1951
          Claude Banta, 68, of 655 E. Jackson St., died suddenly at midnight last night.  Death was due to aheart attack.  Mr. Banta had suffered from a severe cold for the last few days, but death was unexpected.
          Employed at the Shelbyville Desk Co. for the past four years, Mr. Banta moved to this city in 1923 from Lamb, [Switzerland County,] Ind.  He was married to  Ollie Williams, of Lamb, in 1922.  She survives with three children,  Doris  and  Kenneth Banta, at home, and  Dale Banta, of Shelbyville.  Another son died in infancy.
          Also surviving are a granddaughter, one nephew and a sister, Mrs. Mamie Breek [Breeck], of Anderson.  He was a member of the Union Baptist Church of Lamb.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Murphy Mortuary with Rev. Jesse McKeny officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:00 p.m. Monday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 15, 1924
Harry Banta Succumbed to
Heart Trouble at His
Home Here.
          Harry Leroy Banta,  forty-two years old, died at the family home, 813 W. Franklinstreet, at six o'clock Sunday evening, of heart trouble from which he had suffered for the past nine months.
          Mr. Banta was born in Shelby county southeast of this city.  He was the son of the late  Moses and Alice Banta.  For a number of years he has been a faithful employ of the  Hodell Furniture Co., where he was very popular with his associates.
          He was married to  Elizabeth Oldfield,  daughter of  John Oldfield  of this city.  Besides the widow he is survived by one son,  Morris,  and a daughter,  Gertrude  and three sisters,  Mrs. Pearl Wheeler,  of Cincinnati,  Mrs. George Wise,  of New Salem, Ind., and  Mrs. Grace Beadle  of Osgood, Ind.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the late home at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Chas. M. Ewing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, November 28, 1910
          Word has been received of the death of the infant child of  Mr. and Mrs. William Banta,  of Indianapolis, formerly of Fairland.  The remains were taken to Fairland today, where funeral services will be held.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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