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Michael T. Banta

July 15, 1963 ~ July 25, 2014 (age 51)

Michael Troy Banta, 51, of Quincy, died at 6:22 p.m. Friday (July 25, 2014) in his home.

Born July 15, 1963 in Hannibal, Missouri, Michael was the son of Daniel J. and Anna Sue Dickerson Banta.

Michael enjoyed watching football, and basketball, loved writing and music, and was an animal rights supporter. His greatest love was the time he spent with his family, especially his daughter and granddaughter.

A graduate of Payson Seymour High School, Michael earned his L. P. N. at John Wood Community College. He had been employed at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, Missouri, where he will be remembered for the kindness and gentleness he showed to the residents.

Survivors include his Mother, Anna Sue Banta of Mendon, IL; a daughter, Rendi Banta Basinger (Shawn) of Ashland, MO; a granddaughter, Marli Basinger of Ashland, MO; four brothers, Edgar J. Banta (Julie), Christopher N. Banta (Lisa), Derek G. Banta (Robin) and Daniel W. Banta (Joanne); and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Mr. Banta was preceded in death by his father, Daniel.

Mr. Banta was cremated. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Marli Basinger Educational Fund in care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301.

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