Jay County Obituaries
Commercial Review Mon, July 12, 1937
69, well known resident of Greene township, died this morning at 7:30 o’clock at
his home one mile north of Center.
Death was caused from heart trouble and complications.
His condition had been serious for the past eight weeks.
Mr. Banta was born January
20, 1868, the son of Joseph L. and Jane (Guard) Banta.
On September 15, 1888, he was married to Martha Cranor, who survives.
He served as trustee of Greene township from January 1923 to January of
Survivors beside the wife are
two children, Iva, wife of Roy Hiatt of Greene township and Emerson Banta at
home and one grandson, Arthur Banta, Jr.
Note from county host, Sandi:
Eli Banta was the brother to Ardella Banta who married Prof. Louis M Evilsizer.