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Kathy Banta

January 18, 1934 April 12, 2012
Kathy Banta
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Obituary for Kathy Banta

Kathy E. Banta Anthon, IA - Kathy E. Banta, 78, of Anthon, Iowa entered into rest at her home in Anthon on Thursday, April 12, 2012 following a courageous fight with cancer. The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oto United Church of Christ in Oto, Iowa with Pastor Karen Handke officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon, Iowa. Visitation will be Monday, April 16, 2012 after 4:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon. On line condolences can be directed to the family at armstrongfuneral.com. Kathleen "Kathy" Estella Banta was born January 18, 1934, at Osgood, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Guy Perry and Marie Estella (DeNoma) McClimans. She grew up in Pennsylvania where she attended school. The family moved to Ohio, and later to South Sioux City, Nebraska. Kathy moved to Sioux City, Iowa where she met her future husband, Duane "Tuck" Banta, while working at Swift's. They were married on August 17, 1950, in Elk Point, South Dakota. They moved to Oto where they raised livestock and also ran the Banta Cafe for a period of three years. For a time, the family lived at Smithland, Iowa, still raising livestock. Kathy and her kids really enjoyed caring for the lambs they bottle fed. Caring for people was one of Kathy's attributes that also led her into becoming a C.N.A., a job she found she really enjoyed as well. Kathy was a member of the Oto United Church of Christ, was the volunteer grandparent for the Anthon Head Start, and also volunteered for the Woodbury County Community Action Agency. Survivors include her great granddaughter, Ali of Anthon, whom she was raising; granddaughter, Tami Alioth and her husband, David, of Anthon and their five children, Cole, Gage, Broc, Khloee, and Danika; great granddaughter, Kiali Banta and her friend, Trevor Venteicher of Battle Creek, Iowa and their daughter, Hope; a son, Duane Banta, Jr. and his friend, Patty Gotto, of Mapleton, Iowa; a daughter, Donna Reisdorph and her husband, Dan, of Joplin, Missouri; a grandson, Alan and his wife, Becca of Houghton, Louisiana and their girls, Kalin and Lizzy; a son, Ardell "Butch" Banta and his wife, Diana, of Sioux City, Iowa; grandkids, Ardell, Deanna, Tracy, Valerie, Ryan, Aaron, Amanda, and Michael; great grand kids, Kyle, Obreanna, Abby, Josie, Blake, Jacob, Lincoln, Maddison, Tayonna, Da Jahn, Leah, sisters and brothers-in-law, Joe, Don, Gin and Randy, Merle and Darlene, Ona and Don, and Sandy; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane "Tuck"; her parents, Guy and Marie McClimans; her father and mother-in-law, George and Bertha Banta; sisters, Marion and Darlene; brothers, Glenn and James; a granddaughter, Hope; a grandson, Benji; brothers-in-law, Dewey and Chuck; a sister-in-law, Betty; nephews, Ricki and Danny; and a cousin, Bobby.

Service:

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Oto United Church of Christ Oto, IA



Visitation:

Monday, April 16 after 4:00 p.m. Prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Armstrong Funeral Home Anthon, IA

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