Friday, February 5, 2016

Obituary - Charles Eugene Banes

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Charles Eugene Banes
Charles Eugene Banes, 88, rural Sheldon, MO passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following an illness of several months. Gene was born on April 5, 1927 in Sheldon to Les G. and Straussie Ethel (Cliffman) Banes. He was united in marriage to Shirley L. Walker on September 6, 1953 in Bronaugh, MO and she survives of the home.

Gene grew up in the Sheldon and Bronaugh area and was a lifelong resident there. He attended school in Bronaugh and graduated from Bronaugh High School Class of 1945. He served in the United States Army during WWII from 1945 until 1947, while stationed in Germany. Following his time in the army, Gene returned home where he farmed and raised cattle his whole life. He was a member of the Lamar VFW. Gene was also an avid bird and coon hunter.

In addition to his wife Shirley, survivors include his children, Mike Banes and his wife Kathy, Bronaugh, MO, and Sue Rohrs and her husband Randy, Harrisonville, MO; eight grandchildren, Phil Banes and his wife Sheila, Sheldon, Brent Banes and his wife Ashley, Bronaugh, Kyle (Bubba) Banes and his wife Emily, Sheldon, Genea Stoffer and her husband Travis, Harrisonville, Rashell Fraley, Joplin, Kayla Kildahl and her husband Kevin, Cold Springs, MN, and Reggie Fraley, Cold Springs, MN; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter Teresa Fraley Banes.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Tricia Brandt officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon. The family will receive friends from 3-5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute in his memory to Bronaugh High School in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.