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Barbara P. Banning

August 28, 1929 – January 3, 2014

Barbara P. Banning, age 84, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014.

Born on August 28, 1929, in Morgantown, WV, Barbara was the daughter of the late Charles Thurmond Penrod and Glenna E. Kirby Penrod. She made her career with the DuPont Company, where she worked as an administrative assistant until her retirement in 2001. Barbara was a longtime member of the New Castle United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Monte C. Banning, Jr., who passed away in 2006 and her 8 siblings. Barbara is survived by her children, Cynthia Hunt of Middletown, DE, Pamela Banning of Middletown, DE, Sandra Leckie and husband Alan of New Castle, DE, and Monte C. Banning, III of Bear, DE; 7 grandchildren, Lindsay Brown, Matthew Hunt, Heather, Melissa, Sara, and Alan Leckie, and Jennifer Banning; and 1 great grandchild, Alexis Hunt.

A committal service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday morning, January 8, 2014 at the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Barbara’s name be sent to the New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Paul and Janet Metzler and children, Cape Coral, FL, January 4, 2014

    To all my cousins, Your mom was a grand lady, who will be remembered by all forever. You have our deepest sympathies for your loss.
    My apologies for not attending as my health won’t permit it at this time.

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  2. Pamela Banning, January 5, 2014

    Mommy,

    You’re missed more then you know. It was my privilege to know you and my privilege to see you leave us.

    You’re in my thoughts constantly and I will love you forever. Until we’re together again.

    All my love,

    Pam

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  3. Sue and Ed Bowley, January 5, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers go to you all. Cyndi, my treasured friend, you know how special your parents
    were to us. So kind and thoughtful. We are sorry we cannot be there in person to comfort you. But we are just a phone call away. All God’s Blessings and Love, Sue and Ed.

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  4. Candice Penrod D'Agostino and family, January 6, 2014

    Cindy, Pam, Sandy and Skippy (Monte):

    Please accept my condolences at the loss of your mom. I was shocked to learn of her passing as I just received her Christmas card. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    I have many great memories of Aunt Barbara and Uncle Monte and the times spent at your home as a youngster and at Aunt Rita’s for family events there.

    May the love and prayers of your family and friends guide you through this difficult time.

    Candy

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  5. Karen R. Reason, January 6, 2014

    Dear Pam and Lindsay:

    You have my sincerest condolences on the death of Ms. Banning. She was a wonderful woman who left a wonderful legacy. May God be with you as your heart heals from your loss.

    God’s speed,
    Karen

    P.S. She made the best baby carrots and I haven’t had one equal to hers.

    Be blessed.

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  6. Joyce Hein, January 7, 2014

    Dear Pam, Lindsay, and family,
    I am very sorry about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
    Joyce Hein

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  7. Debby Toulson Nuss, January 7, 2014

    Dear Pam, Cindy, Sandy and Skippy,
    I was so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I have been sitting here going through my fondest memories of your mom, your family and growing up in Wilmington Manor. There are so many!
    My family and I send our most heartfelt condolences to all.
    Sincerely
    Debby Toulson Nuss

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