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Obituary – Velma Banks / Death Notices

Velma Alverta (Winnett) Banks, age 95, of Mustang, formerly a resident of Snyder, went to be with our Lord and Savior at Yukon Integris Hospital on Aug. 5.
She was born June 12, 1924, in Beggs, to Silas and Melissa (Helliem) Winnett and grew up in Snyder.
Velma married the love of her life, Royal A. Banks, in 1942.
The couple settled in Snyder, where they owned a farm and raised their only child, Linda Ellen Stafford.
They moved a few more places, even traveled with their camper a few years, before settling in Mustang in 1980 to be closer to her family.
Velma was a devoted Christian and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was very proud of her family and loved being a MawMaw to her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Velma loved the holidays because that meant spending time with her family.
She would spend hours cooking and preparing for her company.
Velma was known for her quirky and funny sense of humor.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Silas and Melissa Winnett; her beloved husband of 63 years, Royal A. Banks; three sisters, Dorothy Winnett, Trilby DeShazo and Lena Stephens; and three brothers, Henry, Herbert and Hubert Winnett.
She is survived by her sweet, loving and caring daughter, Linda Ellen (Banks) Stafford, and husband, Larry, of Mustang; granddaughter, Teena (Stafford) Mowdy, and husband Rick of Mustang; grandson, Todd Stafford, and wife Dedra of Mustang; five great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Gran Gran’s Place in Yukon for their special care and love they gave to Velma.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lakehoma Church of Christ in Mustang, with interment following at 3 p.m. in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Snyder.
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