In Remembrance
Classmates of Ottumwa High School
Class of 1959


 Joseph Wilbanks

September 17, 2010

Joseph Wilbanks, 69, Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — Joseph Paul Wilbanks, 69, of O’Fallon, Ill., born Oct. 29, 1940, in Ottumwa, died on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Joseph was a United States Army Vietnam veteran and retired from the military after 21 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church and a member of the NCOA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Seletha E., nee Blew, Wilbanks; and his brother, Verlin “Gene” Wilbanks.

Surviving are his loving wife of 43 years, Andriana, nee Neokleous, Wilbanks of O’Fallon, Ill.; his son, Duane (Felicia) Wilbanks of Little Rock, Ark.; and granddaughters, Sarah E. Rout and Kelly R. Szuch; a brother, Frank J. (Lois) Wilbanks of Ottumwa; and sisters, Ellen (Leon) Rachford of Ottumwa, Sherry (Ben) Richards of Ottumwa, Cindy (Mark) Canny of Colfax and Lila Parker of Ottumwa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church building fund.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 405 Huntwood Road, Swansea, Ill. A trisagion service will be at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.  Saturday, Sept. 18, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church with Father Achilles Karathanos officiating. Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.


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