Ila Mae Banbury
Date of Death: April 15, 2017
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Ila Mae (Householder) Banbury passed away April 15, 2017. Ila Mae (Householder)Banbury was born in 1927 in Walbridge, Ohio to Lawrence and Verna Householder. As the eighth child of eleven children, she had a very active and loving childhood. During WWII she studied at Bloomdale High School and graduated from there in 1945. In fall…

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Gai Russo left a message on May 11, 2018:
Aunt Ila forever a heroine to me. She was always positive and loving, extremely smart and classically stylish. My Dad Merv her little brother adored her completely. As do I. Love you Aunt Chic!
Jean Brenner left a message on May 11, 2018:
Ila Banbury, “Chic” to all of us, was an excellent nurse and teacher. From 1947 to 1950, when training at Maumee Valley School of Nursing, we had a class that was very dedicated and superior in caring for patients. We were always close to each other and we started a class reunion that spanned 70 years! That is very unusual. Chic always did the memorial services of those of us who had passed on. Whatever she did was done to perfection. There are many good memories throughout the years and we delighted seeing each other’s children grow up. Thanks Chic, for all you did and your friendship all these years. The nurses from Maumee Valley Hospital School of Nursing.
Terrence N Banbury RA left a message on May 11, 2018:
The day I was born, the first thing mom heard the doctor say was, “We’ve lost the baby, let’s save the mother!” I believe it was through her prayers to God that I was given life that day. She called me her Miracle Baby. She was a Miracle Mom. She passed on to me all the wonderful things she had as a child. Raised in a loving home, guided by a caring mother, father, sisters and brothers, she provided that same warmth of family for me in our home. In addition to all the chores that mothers do out of caring for their children, mom did many unique things that made us feel special. She sewed complete outfits for us (including hats!), made ceramic plates and cups for each of us with our names on them (I still have mine), and each birthday was special. There was always a bedtime story and a prayer, too. Holidays were extra special. Along with other decorations in our home, she painted holiday scenes on the large glass window that faced the street. Neighbors eagerly awaited the images to admire them. This typified Mom’s love. She did it for her family, but many others would find joy in her caring acts. In truth, her love was “too big” to be contained or limited. Anyone she knew (a niece, a neighbor, a brother, her mom, or her dad) or a stranger; she was there to care. Using her talents, nursing skills and prayers, she ran to help. Honesty is a trait that mom instilled in me. She was proud that I was born on President Lincoln’s birthday (one day after her birthday, as it happened), and forged in me an absolute dedication to live up to Honest Abe’s reputation. Mom also knew that in pursuing honesty I would need courage, just like she demonstrated throughout her life for me. Love of learning was a large part of mom’s life and that influenced me as well. All her life, no matter what else was going on (work, child rearing, etc.), mom would pursue knowledge either formally or otherwise Then there is her work ethic. Coming from a large family who knew they had to work to succeed (and they did), I learned from mom that there is satisfaction in a job well done and to persevere. There was heartbreak in her life. She was hurt by this but never let it deter her Finally, what is her parting lesson for us? She would teach us that loving is the most important lesson, because she would say to us, as she often did (and I can hear her now) … “If I have not taught love, I have taught nothing!” I will always love you, Miracle Mom. Your son, Terry
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