Marjorie J. Seitter Banks

March 08, 1935 ‒ July 23, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Marjorie J. Seitter Banks of Marion, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday July 23, 2015 at the age of 80.

Marjorie was born near Westfield in Delaware County on March 8, 1935. She was one of 4 children born to the late Arthur “Guy” and Emma Marie (Reichardt) Edwards. She attended Waldo High School and graduated in the Class of 1953. At 40 years of age, Marjorie enrolled in Nursing School through Marion General Hospital where she received her degree as LPN.

When she was in high school, Marjorie worked at the General Telephone Company. After high school she went to work at the Marion Manor in the physical therapy division. In 1975 she started working with Dr. Merritt Marshall and did so for nearly 10 years until she went to work at the Juvenile Detention Center. Marjorie also spent time with the Marion Area Counseling Center and most recently working for Dr. Mark Piacentini for over 15 years.

Marjorie was united in marriage to Donald Seitter on April 25, 1954. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1986. On May 25, 1990 Marjorie was united in marriage to Bob Banks at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Prospect. He preceded her in death on September 8, 2014.

Marjorie was a true blessing to everyone. Her generous spirit and heart touched the lives of everyone she met. Her family was her life and she cherished every moment, especially the ones shared with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a Christian woman and had a passion for serving others. She was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Prospect. She held many leadership positions at the church, volunteered at the food pantry for many years and served as a leader at Hope’s Door which helps with drug recovery.

Marjorie will also be remembered for her fondness of the Dallas Cowboys; she was an avid fan that loved to cheer them on.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Linda (Dennis) Ratliff of Prospect, Jeff (Linda) Seitter of Dayton, Michael (Karen) Banks of Canton and Kathy (Jerry) Mullins of Prospect; grandchildren: Kyle (Kendra) Ratliff, Kevin (Kelsie) Ratliff, Mark (Lily) Seitter, Kim Seitter, Amy (Bob) Hillard, Kaiti (Shane) Glazier, Amber Beard and Staci (Kyle) Iden; 12 great-grandchildren; her sister Judy (Don) Mount of Marion and several nieces and nephews.

Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband Donald Seitter, husband Bob Banks and her siblings: Ruth (Bill) Axline and Kenneth (Mona) Edwards.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion from 3:30PM to 7PM. Services celebrating her life will be held at 10AM on Tuesday, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 200 E. Water St., Prospect, OH 43342, with Pastor Brock Klobe officiating. Burial will follow in Waldo Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Prospect, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve Marjorie’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • So sorry for the loss of your Mother & Grandmother …. She was a Blessing to know she work at my Dr office an always had a Smile on her Beautiful Face …. I sure will Miss her an her comforting words that she always had …. she truly was a Blessing to know May she Rest in Peace now

  • Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss, this is so hard! . What an awful thing to deal with . You are all in my thoughts and prayers! May God help you to heal.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Marjorie was such a blessing to us and so many others. She touched so many. Heaven has a special angel today. Love you

  • Dear ones Linda & Dennis Ratliff and your family,
    My heart is breaking to hear of the loss of such a wonderful woman. How many games did Mark and I enjoy with you all. Mark has been gone almost 2 years. My love and prayers go out to all of you. So glad we shared so many wonderful times together. I only hope I can be as wonderful a Grandma as she was.
    With much love,
    Karen Winnett

  • My deepest sympathy’s with you, as I understand you are dealing with a huge loss!.. Anyone who has ever had the privilege to meet Marjorie knows that she was an amazing woman and a godly woman, she had a love for life and everyone around her… Marjorie had this warm welcoming spirit and when in her presence there was a since of peace that glowed threw here! Marjorie has forever changed my life and I’m a better women, mother, friend,daughter,sister,christian and the list goes on and on!! Marjorie loved me when I couldn’t even love myself! She helped me learn how to live rather than just survive…. I was in a ver y dark place trapped in active addiction and close to death and Marjory showed me love and didn’t care where I had come from or the horrible decisions I had made, she showed me love and compassion and she taught me about the love of Jesus Christ and what I had done was no longer there, for the first time in 6 years my chains were gone I had been set free, I accepted Christ and started reading scripture and going to the church every chance I got and Christ restored sanity back into my life and rescued me from the hell I was living in! If it wasn’t for the hope, unconditional love, and grace that Marjorie showed me I would be dead.. She saved me! I will never get the chance to be able to tell her how much she means to and how she forever changed me in more ways then she know, however I know she is looking over me now with her big beautiful smile and she is proud! I’m very lucky to be able to call Marjorie banks my friend! I will never forget her and I’ll hold on to all the memories and words of wisdom and encouragement for the rest of my life! So as I greive for my beloved Marjorie I continue to remind myself that Marjorie banks is home, in the kingdom!

  • Marjorie was the sweetest person always there for everyone she will be greatly missed but God got another Angel R.I.P

  • Linda and Dennis,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of your family.
    Debbie Martin James

  • My condolences to her family. Anyone who met Margie couldn’t help but fall in love with her and respect her. I had the honor of her big hugs (and for such a tiny woman she could swallow you up in her arms… No matter how big you are) and seeing her warm smile. When God said to love your neighbor, I swear He wrote that with her in mind. She loved you no matter who you were or what rock you crawled out from. She served God without being asked and I never heard her complain. I know I’m not the only one when I say I will miss her deeply. My prayer now is to her family, that they celebrate the end of her life here and the beginning of her life with God. And for the Recovery Group she worked so hard in, my prayer is that you all stay diligent in your fight for sobriety. Don’t backslide into old ways. Margie fought and struggled right along with you. And my prayer for all the wonderful people she worked with and worshipped with, is that we all take a little piece of Margie with us and share it with the world. Thank you Margie for showing me how to love, teaching me how to be patient and giving me many priceless memories.

  • Linda and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We loved Aunt Margie.

  • Kathy and family – we are so truly sorry for your loss. How fortunate for your Father to find such a special lady to share the rest of his life with and all the special memories that your family will hold in their hearts forever.

  • I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Marjorie’s family ! All of Marjories Bank’s family really loved her and will miss her deeply. I always looked forward to seeing her beautiful face and smile at our reunions I am sure I don’t have to tell you what a beautiful person she was inside and out and I know you will picture that smile forever !!

  • Dale an I send our condolences to the family known Margie many years such a dear friend and such a Great Help with the Waldo Alumni , it truly is such sad news of her death, Our prayers go out to the Family.

  • Linda, Dennis, and family
    So sorry for your loss. Marjorie was a sweet classy lady with a big loving heart. Will be missed by many.

  • So sorry for your loss.
    We all loved and respected Marjorie. She loved to laugh and help others. She was so easy to talk to and was interested in each person. She will truly be missed.

  • Dear Linda, Jeff and family,
    My sincere condolences to you family. Your mother touched countless lives in many ways. She will certainly be missed. May your memories bring you joy and peace.
    ~ Hugs and prayers

  • I was so honored to have been able to meet and work with Marjorie at Dr. Piacentini’s office. What a lady! I loved her contagious laugh and cheerful spirit. She will be missed by all of us!

  • Dear Linda and Jeff,
    I can’t stop thinking of you!! Your Mom was a wonderful person and an
    absolute blessing to our church!! She will be missed by everyone!!
    My Mom will especially miss her, they were friends for years. I was planning
    on coming to the funeral home but my Mom and Dad were both in Riverside
    as patients yesterday. I will try to get in touch with you so we can talk.
    I will say prayers for all your family for strength!!


  • I have so many Wonderful Memories of Marjorie that I can’t share just one! 🙂 I know she is in heaven looking down on all of us! That makes me feel great! 🙂 Love, Trent, Maggie, and Victoria Standley & Family