Charles Eugene Banes

Friday, February 5, 2016

Charles Eugene Banes, 88, rural Sheldon, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada, following an illness of several months. Gene was born on April 5, 1927, in Sheldon, to Les G. and Straussie Ethel (Cliffman) Banes. He was united in marriage to Shirley L. Walker on Sept. 6, 1953, in Bronaugh, Mo., and she survives of the home.

Gene grew up in the Sheldon and Bronaugh area and was a lifelong resident there. He attended school in Bronaugh and graduated from Bronaugh High School Class of 1945. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1945 until 1947, while stationed in Germany. Following his time in the army, Gene returned home where he farmed and raised cattle his whole life. He was a member of the Lamar VFW. Gene was also an avid bird and coon hunter.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, survivors include his children, Mike Banes and his wife, Kathy, Bronaugh, Mo., and Sue Rohrs and her husband, Randy, Harrisonville, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Phil Banes and his wife, Sheila, Sheldon, Brent Banes and his wife, Ashley, Bronaugh, Kyle (Bubba) Banes and his wife, Emily, Sheldon, Genea Stoffer and her husband, Travis, Harrisonville, Rashell Fraley, Joplin, Kayla Kildahl and her husband, Kevin, Cold Springs, Minn., and Reggie Fraley, Cold Springs, Minn.; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter Teresa Fraley Banes.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Tricia Brandt officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Bronaugh High School in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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