Elaine Elizabeth Bankes

February 16, 1946December 1, 2018

Elaine Elizabeth Bankes, 72, of Bartonville, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 in Peoria.

She was born February 16, 1946 in Peoria to John and Naomi (Jacobs) Randle. She married Kenneth D. Bankes on May 22, 1965 and he preceded her in death in 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents, four siblings, Kenny, Bill, Norman and Dorothy Randle, and one great-grandson, John Bankes III.

Surviving are her son, John Bankes Sr. of Bartonville; two siblings, Tom Randle of Farmington, and Joy (Bill) Bucco of Canton; three grandchildren, John Bankes Jr. of Bartonville, Ashely Bankes of East Peoria and Matthew Metts of Florida; Three great-grandchildren, Izabelle, Tatum and Talon and many nieces and nephews.

Elaine was a graduate of Manual High School and worked as cashier for Adams Street market and then she later worked for Peoria Plastics Inc. Elaine loved tending to her flowers, playing bingo with her sisters-in-law Cathy and Dorothy, having Oreo's and milk with her sister Joy, going for drives in the country and spoiling Bronx. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and aunt that was like a second mom to everyone.

Cremation will be accorded and a private family burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria at a later date. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Memorial Affiliate in Peoria. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • John Randle, Father
  • Naomi (Jacobs) Randle, Mother
  • Kenneth D. Bankes, Husband
  • John Bankes Sr., Son
  • Tom Randle, Brother
  • Joy (Bill) Bucco, Sister
  • ~ Kenny, Bill, Norman and Dorothy Randle, Siblings
  • John Bankes Jr., Grandson
  • Ashely Bankes, Granddaughter
  • Matthew Metts, Grandson
  • ~ Izabelle, Tatum, Talon and John Bankes III, Great Grandchildren
  • ~ Many Nieces and Nephews
  • Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth D. Bankes; four siblings, Kenny, Bill, Norman and Dorothy Randle; and one great-grandson, John Bankes III.

  • Susan G. Komen Memorial Affiliate in Peoria

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Cathy Bankes

December 6, 2018

You were more like a sister to me. I'm so happy we got to spend time together. I will miss you very much.

Howard (Danny) Soper

December 3, 2018

Well, I didn't know Elaine, but I do know John, possibly Tom and Joy I knew the best, because I used to be neighbors to her,Bill,Dennis and Steve. Bill used to farm the ground I owned a few years ago. And John, I knew, worked representing Caterpillar Inc,at SC2 Airport working at the LMS area for QC.