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Submitted: 10/1/19 • Approved: 9/4/20 • Last Updated: 9/7/20 • R822264-G822264-S3
Sep 22, 1932
Jan 28, 2019
Jul 8 1925
Apr 8, 2020
Funeral services for Norma Wilbanks, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wilbanks passed away at 2:34 a.m., Monday, January 28, 2019 at Brooke Haven Health Care.
She was born September 22, 1932, at Couch, Missouri, to Lynier Andrew Edwards and Vivian Marie Underwood Edwards. On August 2, 1949, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Darrel Wilbanks. Before her retirement, Norma had worked as a clerk in the shoe department at Richards Brothers and had worked at Wonderland daycare. She enjoyed square dancing and loved gardening and canning the produce she raised in her garden. Mrs. Wilbanks was a long time member of Berean Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday school teacher, nursery attendant and took care of the Church’s kitchen.
She is survived by her husband, Darrel Wilbanks, West Plains; two children, Janet Simpson and Lynn Wilbanks, both of West Plains; eleven grandchildren, Kenny Wayne, Jeanie, Kevin, Vanessa, Keith, Tony, Christal, Tiffany, Chassity, Justin and Preston; forty-three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Edwards; and several nieces, nephews and cousins
Her parents, one great-great-grandson, one great-great-granddaughter and one brother, Houston Edwards preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Berean Baptist Church and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Private graveside services for Elmer Darrel Wilbanks, 94, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Wilbanks passed away at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Brooke Haven Healthcare.
He was born July 8, 1925, at Pomona, Missouri, to Elmer Owen Wilbanks and Fannie Devere Hartman Wilbanks. On August 2, 1949, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Mary “Norma” Edwards, who preceded him in death on January 28, 2019. Mr. Wilbanks was a WWII Veteran, having served with the United States Army. Before his retirement he was a clerk at Richards Bros. He enjoyed dancing, yard work and cutting wood. Mr. Wilbanks was a member of Berean Baptist Church.
He is survived by two children, Janet Simpson, Grove Springs, Missouri and Lynn Wilbanks, West Plains; eleven grandchildren, Kenny Wayne, Jeanie, Kevin, Vanessa, Keith, Tony, Christal, Tiffany, Chassity, Justin and Preston; forty-three great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
His parents, wife, one great-great-grandson, one great-great-granddaughter and two sisters, Helen Elizabeth Drumright and Wilma Lee Anderson, preceded him in death.
Mr. Wilbanks will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Foundation and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Contributed on 10/1/19 by mjrwag
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