Lizzie Banks Hale

Lizzie Banks, daughter of Powell and Mariah Banks, was born July 6, 1863, in Douglas County, KS, and died at her home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, May 18, 1924, after several weeks illness.  When three years of age she came with her parents to Harrison County, MO, where she grew to womanhood.  She was united in marriage to Alonzo Hale,  July 31, 1881.  To this union was born six children, all of whom survive her with the exception of one daughter, who died in 1918. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and five children, Francis P. Hale of Villisca, IA.; James H. of Eagleville, MO.; Ethel M. Foreman (deceased); Matthew Hale, of Eagleville, MO.; Alice M. Paddock of Kansas City, KS.; and Rullah G. Richardson of Lamoni, IA., beside twenty-four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Mary McCrary of Clarinda, IA.; Mrs. Sarah Burns of Shenandoah, IA.; Mrs. Eva Davenport of Draper, S.D.; and two brothers, John Banks of Hamilton, MO.  and Matthew Banks of Eagleville, MO.  She was baptized in 1897 by Elder Sunsolley and joined the church of Latter Day Saints and kept this faith until her death.  Mrs. Hale was a woman that made friends readily and always had a smile and good word for everyone she met.  She leaves many friends in this community made since moving here seven years ago and only words of praise come from the communities she leaves and we feel we have lost a kind and true friend.  The funeral was held from the church of the Latter Day Saints at Lamoni Tuesday forenoon, conducted by T. J. Bell.

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