Dorothy Banks, 66, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Dorothy was born on December 29, 1945 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to Walter and Alvera (Kasting) Grams.
Dorothy was a homemaker who enjoyed cross stitching, embroidery and cooking; her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her three granddaughters. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Alvera Grams; husband, Monte Banks and one sister, Betty Grams.
Dorothy is survived by her father, Walter Grams of Wappapello, MO; daughter, Melissa Banks of Granite City, IL; sister, Judith Pyle of Wappapello, MO; three granddaughters, Ashley (Josh Anderson) Slayton, Heather Householder and Cristin Mitchell all of Granite City, IL; nephew Craig Smith of Wappapello, MO; dear friend, Charlie Smith of Caseyville, IL.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd. Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Irwin Chapel. At Dorothy's request, cremation will be held after the funeral.
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