Vicki Banta

August 29, 1953January 13, 2013

Vicki Jane Banta was born August 29, 1953 to Lillie Anne Whittaker (Vrana) and Robert Joshua Whittaker. She was born in OKC, OK. She attended Southern Nazarene University and University of Central Oklahoma majoring in the field of Social Service and Gerontology. She also worked at the First National Bank in OKC and the Community Bank in Bethany. Vicki also owned and operated the Whatever's Clever Thrift Store in Bethany. Later Vicki became a full time caregiver for family members.Vicki was affiliated St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, OKC, OK.Vicki considered her greatest achievement to be the birth of her two wonderful children, Philip and Nicole. Preceded in death by: Father, Robert Joshua Whittaker. She is survived by her mother, Lillie Anne Whittaker of OKC; son, Philip Banta & wife Melissa of OKC; daughter, Nicole Griffin & husband Jeff of Edmond; three brothers; Robert “Mike” Whittaker & wife Sherry of OKC, Dennis Whittaker & wife Julie of OKC, Jeff Whittaker of OKC, Grandchildren; Bradley Routt, Aidon & Phoenix Banta; Noah, Oliver & Ethan Griffin.Vicki had an infectious smile and was known by friends and family for her compassionate heart. She was fun loving. Vicki enjoyed and taught aerobic dancing classes. She was very inventive and full of ideas. She loved animals and never turned away a stray. Her children, grandchildren, family and friends will miss her. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 17th at 2:00 pm at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 17, 2013

Vicki Banta

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January 23, 2013

To the Banta Family:
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. It is unfortunate that we have to experience the pain that comes as a result of death. May the Lord Jesus and God our Father be a source of "everlasting comfort and good hope" to you during this most difficult period. - 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17.

Tom Curington

January 18, 2013

I am so sorry I will miss Vicki for the rest of my days.May God bless her and her family she was the sweetest girl I have ever known

Jackie Gilmore

January 17, 2013

It pains me to know how much you are hurting Nikki and Phillip. I am sorry for your loss. Praying for you, peace be with you.

Marti Ramsdell

January 16, 2013

Nicole and P.R., I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a sweet, sweet lady and I will always remember our times together fondly. You will always have a special place in my heart.

Martha "Belisle" Ramsdell

Sylvia Bolen

January 16, 2013

Vicki was my sister-in-law and our children had some great times together. She will be missed.

Alyssa Owen

January 16, 2013

Deeply sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lisa Blakeley

January 16, 2013

Vicki was my cousin and the best cousin anyone could ever have. She always made me feel at home whenever I got to stay with her and she was so much fun to be with. She was always so easy to talk to and understanding of everything. I wish I could have been with her more and I will always miss her.
love, Lisa

Kathy Perez

January 16, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss of such a nice person. Vicki and I shared 3 wonderful grandson's. I will miss her at all the family gatherings at Philip and Melissa's house, I always looked forward to seeing her face. She was always such a sweet person. I will never forget the night we sat together at the hosptial when Aidon was born and she shared stories of her children.