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Viola J. Bankston

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Viola J. Bankston, 86, of Augusta, KS, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 in El Dorado, KS. Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Headley Funeral Chapel.  Graveside service 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, KS. Viola  was born in El Dorado, KS on August 29, 1931 to the late Ella (Martin) and Archie Wartick. She retired as a quality inspector at Boeing, and later worked as a lunch aid at Augusta Middle School for 5 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Augusta and was in the Loyal Heirs Sunday School Class. On August 13, 1950 she married Jack J. Bankston in Augusta, KS. He preceded her in death on June 21, 2011. She is survived by: son, Jack G. Bankston and wife Vonda of Wichita, KS; brother, Frank Wartick and wife Opal of El Dorado, KS; grandchildren, Amanda Anderson and husband Derek, and Mariah Bankston; great grandchildren, Aracelia, Gage, Brooke, Eric. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Maxine Turner, and May Luteral. Memorial donations to First Baptist Church, 1501 State Street Augusta, KS 67010.