Marion Elizabeth Bannister



Marion Elizabeth Bannister, 94, passed away peacefully August 5, 2015. Marion was born January 23, 1921 in St. Paul Minnesota to Joseph and Grace (Harris) Bannister. Marion received her MSW degree from Ohio State University. While attending OSU Marion pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority which she was President from 1964-1966. Marion was employed by the Franklin County Child Welfare Board for several years prior to joining the VA Hospital where she retired with 36 years of service. Marion was active in her church, Eastwood Seventh day Adventist. Some of her duties included: Church Elder, Bible Instructor, Sabbath School Teacher and Personal Ministries Leader. Marion is survived by nephews, Kenneth (Pat), Delbert (Gladys) and Michael Peterson, nieces, Dianne (Robby) Brown, Sharon (Bruce) Williams, a host of great, great-great and great great-great nieces and nephews, including a special great nephew & niece Tony & Jeannine Peterson. Marion was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Josephine Bannister and Clyle Peterson, brother-in-law, Kenneth Peterson, niece Margaret Ann Perrin and nephew David Peterson. The family will receive friends on Thursday August 13, 2015 from 6-8pm at Eastwood SDA Church 6400 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville with the Delta Sorority Service at 7:30pm. Family will also receive friends Friday August 14, 2015 at 12:00pm until time of Service at 1:00pm at Eastwood SDA Church. Interment at Union Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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  1. Dorothy Lyman Bell

    I have been away from Columbus for 20 years and recently moved back here to Columbus. I also was born here. I knew Marrion for many years, we were in a club “We Moderns” and most of all, Marion was one of my bridesmaid in my wedding in 1956. She was such a kind, generous smart and sweert person. She will be missed. I have my wedding album if any of the family would like that picture. Sincerely, Dorothy

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