Donna Jean Bankson

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Donna Jean Bankson, 87, of Central City formerly of Hordville, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at Tiffany Square in Grand Island.  Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Hordville with Pastor Murray Jones officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 at Solt-Wagner Community Room in Central City from 5 to 7 p.m.  Burial will be in the Hordville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Fridhem Lutheran Church in Hordville and condolences can be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
Donna was born on Nov. 6, 1931 to Walter B. and Gladys (Willits) Jones in Osceola.  She grew up in the Swede Home area, and attended District 8 and graduated from Stromsburg High School in 1950.  She married Donald Bankson on Feb. 21, 1953 at Calvary Lutheran Church at Swede Home.  The couple lived on the family farm near Hordville and Polk for many years.  Donna later moved to Central City following Donald’s death.
She was a member of the Fridhem Lutheran Church in Hordville and W.E.L.C.A.  She enjoyed ceramics, baking pies, and photography.  She was passionate about sending cards and photos to friends and family for all occasions.  She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.
Donna is survived by four sons: Randy Bankson of Hordville; Dave and Christine Bankson of Hordville; Dan and Ann Bankson of Hordville and Craig and Cindy Bankson of Athens, AL; one daughter Jan and Randy Blase of Central City; one sister Joyce Jurgens of  Glenwood Springs, CO;  16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and her brothers and sisters-in-law; Elvera Steimle, Dolores Bankson, Doris Benner, Dean (Karen) Bankson, Marvin (Joyce) Bankson, Neil (Joan) Bankson, Luella Ernst, and Betty (Don) George, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother at infancy Dale Jones.

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