Christine Bannister, 96, Plainfield/Naperville

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Christine Bannister, nee Ells, a longtime resident of Plainfield and Naperville, passed away peacefully on January 9 at Edward Hospital.

She was born on December 18, 1926, in Chicago. Chris was the loving wife of the late James “Jim” Bannister, whom she married March 15, 1969; devoted daughter of the late Harry and Edna Ells; cherished aunt of Patricia (Dennis) Quinn-Buchta, Jerry (Jessica) Bannister, Karen (Darryl) Anderson, Linda (James) Parker, Gregg (Sharron) Walker, Grant (Samantha) Walker and Christine (Bryant) Kidd; great-aunt and friend of many.

Christine loved her career as a legal secretary with a large law firm in Chicago. She had a beautiful soprano voice and in her earlier years, she enjoyed singing with church and other groups. Christine cherished overseas travel with her college friends; then with husband Jim after they married when they traveled the world extensively.

Christine was active in the Will County and DuPage County farm bureau activities, and enjoyed cards and bowling with her senior groups. She thoroughly cherished family gatherings with her nieces and nephews, and was one of those “fun aunts!”

Funeral services were held at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Plainfield, on January 18, with Pastor Joshua Schoon officiating. Interment will be at Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago.

Memorials can be made to the Will County Farm Bureau Foundation or DuPage County Farm Bureau Foundation.


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