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Ruth Marian Banta

Ruth Marian Banta, 94, of Belle Center, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013.

She was born in Freeport, Ohio on March 16, 1919 to the late Seth L. and Lena Belle (Cummins) Snyder. She moved to the Belle Center area as a young child and later married Omer W. Banta on July 14, 1940 in Belle Center and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1995. She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Joyce Banta.

A 1937 graduate of Belle Center High School, Marian was a homemaker and taught piano for nearly 50 years. She was an active member of the Belle Center United Presbyterian Church.

Marian is survived by her children Ron Banta of Belle Center, Roger (Drema) Banta of Cincinnati and Linda (David) Rinderknecht of Upper Sandusky; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Belle Center on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 3-5 & 6:30-8pm. Rev. Jim Burton will officiate a funeral service on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10am at the Belle Center United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belle Center United Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be expressed at: www.edsfh.com.

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