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Jay County Obituaries

Commercial Review Mon, July 12, 1937

ELI BANTA, 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 1931. 

   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. 

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence.  Interment will be made in the Claycomb cemetery

Note from county host, Sandi:
Eli Banta was the brother to Ardella Banta who married Prof. Louis M Evilsizer.


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