Onis Marie Banks, 81, passed away Dec. 6, 2019

Onis Marie Banks, 81, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2019, at her home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 1PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Scott Saylor officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 11AM until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Day Church. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Marie was born on August 8, 1938, to William & Violet (Abbott) Holland in McLeansboro, IL. On October 6, 1954, Marie married the love of her life Glendell “Glen” Banks in Mt. Vernan, IL. Marie worked for Big Lots for more than 20 years, she became known as “Mrs. Big Lots.” She was a member of New Day Church and enjoyed dinners with the “Spectacle Club.” Marie loved talking with people, but most of all she loved to spend her time with her family.

Marie is survived by her son, Jim Banks of Benton Harbor; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dottie & Inise both of IL.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Glendell Banks; parents William & Violet Holland; daughter Glenda Saffell; and sister Mary. 

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