May E. “Betty” Banta

May 23, 1922 ‒ November 14, 2019

Bucyrus, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

May E. “Betty” Banta, age 97, currently of Bucyrus and formerly of Mount Gilead, passed away Thursday morning, November 14, 2019, at Maplecrest Assisted Living.

She was born in Fredericktown, OH, on May 23, 1922, to the late Howard and Flora (Norris) Faulk. Betty was raised by her loving foster parents: George and Harriette Hirth.

Betty managed the bakery at Weaver’s IGA in Mount Gilead for 28 years until her retirement in 1987. A woman of faith, Betty was a member of Mount Gilead First Baptist Church.

Since August of 2011, Betty resided at Maplecrest Assisted Living in Bucyrus. She was loved and cared for by the wonderful staff of Maplecrest and Marion Kindred Hospice. Betty passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. She will forever be remembered by those she touched with her loving heart.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Frances Easterday of Bucyrus; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and son-in-law, Joe Feldman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion “Paul” Banta whom she married on August 26, 1960; parents and foster parents; a daughter, Glenna Feldman; son-in-law, Dallis Easterday; great grandson, Gannon Grills; brother, Ralph Faulk; and an infant son.

Per Betty’s wishes, a private family service will be held at Bryn Zion Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Maplecrest Assisted Living.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Betty’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • BETTY MAY GOD REST YOUR SOUL. YOU WERE A WONDERFUL LADY AND LOVED YOUR FAMILY AND ALWAYS SO PROUD OF EACH ONE OF THEM. I KNEW BETTY WHEN I WAS A YOUNG TEEN UP UNTIL SHE LEFT MT. GILEAD . HEARD SHE MOVED WITH FRANNIE BUT DIDN’T KNOW WHERE THAT WAS. I MISSED HER AND LOVED HER FRIENDSHIP. I PRAY FOR HER FAMILY THAT YOU CAN REMEMBER HER LOVE AND THAT YOU MAY HAVE PEACE KNOWING SHE IS WITH THE LORD AND AT REST. LOVE AND PRAYERS LINDA (HICKS) HEIMLICH

  • My sincerest condolences to Bettys Family. I worked with Betty for a number of years at Weavers IGA. She was such wonderful lady & I always enjoyed our c jhgh ats in the morning with a fresh donut. I later qent on to care for her walks & driveway so she could get about as need be in the winter months.

  • Fran, We pray for the wonderful memories you have of your mother. God bless and comfort you at this time.