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  • Dora Lee (Wheeler) Banks

  • Dora Lee (Wheeler) Banks, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at her home.
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  • Dora Lee (Wheeler) Banks, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at her home.
    Dora was born October 22, 1929 in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Carl R. and Laura (Huey) Wheeler. Dora was the oldest of the children.
    Dora was preceded in death by her husband Leo “Hobby” Banks on March 10, 2006.
    Dora is survived by her children, Jan, Janet, June, Jerry, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren..
    Survived by two brothers, Carl and Charles and three sisters, Bernice, Shirley and Mary.
    Dora worked for Emery Bird Thayer Department Store in Kansas City where she met Leo and married in June of 1949.
    She was a member of the High Prairie Church and the Pilot Club serving as Governor of the Pilot Club for the Kansas/Missouri district and the Leavenworth Kiwanis Club.
    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the High Prairie Church, 26480 187th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048. The Rev. Vernon Welkner will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be given to the High Prairie Church. Condolences may sent to www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com
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