Mary D. Banketas

BANKETAS, Mary D., 95, of Cordele, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, in the Weirton Medical Center.

Born November 13, 1917, in Weirton, she was the daughter of the late Nick and Lemoni Pandelios Damiris.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Banketas in April 1987, and a grandson, John Patrick Sullivan.

Mrs. Banketas was the owner/operator of Mary Ann’s Bakery & Restaurant in Fort Pierce, FL. She will always be remembered for her hard work ethic.

She was a member of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Macon, GA; a former member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, in Fort Pierce, FL, and attended the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Weirton, WV.

She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of Penelope.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas Banketas and his wife, Geraldine of Weirton and George Banketas and his wife, Iris of Cordele, GA; daughters, Eleanor Schmidt of Jacksonville, FL and Patty Freedman of Fort Pierce, FL; seven grandchildren, including James Banketas and Troy Arango of Weirton; 10 great-grand children, including Justin Arango of Weirton and three great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday 10 until time of services at 11 a.m. at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Weirton.

Interment will be in White City Cemetery, Fort Pierce, Florida.

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