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Maxine J. Banks, 73, of Vincennes, passed away Sunday evening at the Good Samaritan Hospital with her family at her bedside. Maxine was born in Owsley Kentucky, to Granville and Bessie Cauddel Johnson. She married Edward Banks on June 16, 1960, and they made their life together for 57 years. She worked for over 20 years and began work as the clerk of the Johnson Township trustee. She was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Maxine is survived by her husband, Edward E. Banks; her children, Donald G. Banks and his wife Melonie of Washington, and Lesa A. Holscher and her husband Jeffrey of Vincennes; her grandchildren, Bonnie Fish and her husband Robert, Brittney Glass and her husband Adam, and Aaron J. Banks. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Addisyn Glass, Jackson Glass and Madilynn Glass; and a brother, Virgil Johnson and his wife Lillie of Austin, Indiana.
She is preceded in death by a daughter, Shelly Jo Banks Goodwin; her parents, Granville and Bessie Johnson; a brother, David Johnson; her sisters, Cora Ruth Clem, Virginia Donahue and Rev. Alice Bline.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the St. Thomas Catholic Church, with Rev. David Fleck celebrant, Deacon Earl Ruppel and Rev. Fred Harrison. She will be laid to rest in the St. Thomas Church Cemetery next to her daughter Shelly Jo. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Online condolences can be made at duesterbergfredrick.com.
Published on August 14, 2017
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