Effingham Daily News
Frances Bannister, 100, of Effingham, formerly of Vandalia, died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Lakeland Rehab & Healthcare Center, Effingham.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia. Online condolences may be left at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
She was born March 22, 1912, in Vandalia, the daughter of Lenn Harris and Sarah (Davis) Cullen, both deceased. She married Thurlow H. Bannister on Oct. 31, 1931, in Clinton, Ind. He preceded her in death April 22, 1999. She was a Kindergarten teacher for over 20 years in the Vandalia Community School District. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia and Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include a sons, Larry Bannister and wife, Phyllis, of Clever, Mo., Bruce Bannister and wife, Judy, Effingham; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchilren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.