Birdine E. Banks, 84, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at home. She earned an LPN in 1944 from the Franklin School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a lifetime member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Mason Dixon Post #7234 at Quillen’s Point in Ocean View, American Legion Post #24 Ladies Auxiliary in Dagsboro, Deborah Hospital Foundation and Alumni Assoc. of Merchantville High School.
Banks was preceded in death by her parents, Harry W. McKeever and Lillian Hackett McKeever; and her husband, Ruley C. Banks. She is survived by three sons, Harry G. Banks of Laurel, Del., Richard C. Banks and his wife, Sandy, of Georgetown, Del., and Thomas E. Banks and his wife, Mary, also of Georgetown; a daughter, Ruline L. Reitsma of Dover, Del.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A visitation was scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2009. The funeral was scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2009, with interment in Mariner’s Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in her memory to Ocean View Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 1247, Ocean View, DE 19970; or Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.