Obituary published Nov. 1, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

Deborah J. Banks, 54 of Benton City, died Monday morning, October 29, 2012 at her home. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2012 at Salt River Christian Church Cemetery.
Deborah was born July 26, 1958, in Peoria, Ill. a daughter of Alpha John and Earline (Dean) Metheny. She enjoyed crochet, working puzzles, and taking care of her plants and her beloved dog Romeo.
Survivors include her mother Earline Metheny, Auxvasse; 3 sons, David Banks and wife Ashlly of Columbia, James Banks of Benton City and Aaron Scott and Fiancée Brandi of Benton City; 2 daughters, Angie Cornwell and Audi Bradshaw, State of Ill.; 1 brother, Alpha John Metheny and wife Carmen of Auxvasse; one sister Rachel Lee Metheny and husband Roger Berry of Rush Hill; 7 grandchildren including Ava and Isaiah Banks and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father and two sisters Karen and Gina.
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