Mary Lou Banks

Mary Lou Banks, age 84, a resident of Breckenridge, MO, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Mary was born the daughter of Virgil and Alta (Krouse) Wallace on March 29, 1935, in Kidder. She was a 1953 graduate of Hamilton High School. She was united in marriage to Charles Dean Banks on June 23, 1954, in Hamilton. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1992.

Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of Breckenridge. She enjoyed ARTEX paints, gardening, canning, crocheting, sewing, and raising her children.

Survivors include one son, Billy Dean Banks of Breckenridge; four daughters, Debbie Atkinson of Breckenridge, Deana Marie Oliver of Fort White, FL, Terri Lynn Adams of Breckenridge, and Rose Ann Clevenger of Pleasant Valley; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; seven great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean; infant daughter, Kathy June Banks; five brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Breckenridge on Saturday, June 1, at 11:00 a.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service. Friends may call at the Pitts Funeral Home in Breckenridge on Friday, May 31, from noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Highland Cemetery in Hamilton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caldwell County Cancer Assistance, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P. O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Funeral Home in Breckenridge.

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