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Clara “Frances” Banks

January 25, 1923-July 15, 2019

DALTON CITY — Clara “Frances” Banks, 96, of Dalton City, formerly of Aledo, Ill., died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Mason Point Nursing Home in Sullivan, Ill. Cremation has been accorded, and a memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Eliza Creek Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Eliza Creek Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.

She was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Drury Township, Rock Island County, to Owen and Florence Hampton Hudson. She graduated from Aledo High School in 1940. In June 1943, she married Claris Hyett. He died in 1968. On Dec. 19, 1970, she married Albert Banks in Moline. He died in 2004.

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Frances was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal as a clerk, retiring in 1988.

Survivors include one son, Claris “Bud” Hyett, of Granite Falls, Wash.; two grandsons, Jeffrey (Angela) Hyett, of Dalton City, Ill., Owen Garnett, of South Portland, Maine; one great-grandchild, Amanda Hyett, of Brookings, S.D.; one stepson, Ray Banks, of Muscatine, Iowa; stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews, including Robert Bieri, of Aledo.

Her parents; husbands; two sons, Lennis and Larry; one stepson, Tom Banks; siblings, Leota Bieri, LaVern Hudson, Helen Stratton and Vaughn Hudson, preceded her in death.

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