Elizabeth Mae Haithcox Banks

January 1, 1941October 23, 2011

Elizabeth Mae “Betty” Banks, 70, of Lima, died at 11:55 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Lima Manor. She was born Jan. 1, 1941, in Lima, to Maurice C. and Irma E. (Newsome) Haithcox who preceded her in death. Mrs. Banks was a retired bus driver for the City of Lima. She was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are five children: Steven (Lisa) Horton of Lima, Gary (Pam) Broles of Atlanta, GA, Christopher (Thielitha) Banks, Kimberly (Ezekiel) Campbell both of Lima and Jamilla Banks of Cincinnati; a brother: Robert D. (Barbara) Haithcox of Lima; 10 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Maurice Banks and a brother, Maurice Irving Haithcox. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, at, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, October 26, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 27, 2011

Elizabeth Mae Haithcox Banks

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Angela Tyson Kilgore

October 31, 2011

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Theresa Wright

October 27, 2011

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

Teresa Cook

October 26, 2011

My deepest sympathy to all of the Haithcox family.Although I can not be there physically,you are in my thoughts and prayers from afar.Love Terri.