Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
June 29, 2013 12:47 am EDT


COLUMBUS — Richard H. “Dick” Banbury, 88, of Columbus, died Friday morning, June 28, 2013, in Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon, following a very brief illness

Dick was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Knox County, the son of the late John R. and Mina (Stricker) Banbury. He was a resident of Columbus since 1999 and had lived many years in Ashland. Dick was a 1942 graduate of Danville High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Airbourne Division in the Pacific. He worked as an automation engineer at Weaver Station, near Lucas, with Columbia Gas Transmission for 30 years, retiring in 1982.

Dick is survived by his wife, Emma Jo (Stout) Banbury, whom he married May 9, 1947; his son, Robert Andrew Banbury of Columbus; his daughter and son-in-law, Kitty Jean and Dr. Bert Pederzol of Alliance; a granddaughter, Charlotte Malee (Tim) McGarigle of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a sister, Eva Gault of Ashland; and two sisters-in-law, Pearl Banbury of Dalton and Nancy Banbury of Glenmont. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Bert Joseph Pederzol IV; two brothers, Ray and Jack Banbury; and sister, Mabel Mizer.

Graveside services in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Knox County, will be held at a later date. Dick’s wishes were to please omit flowers. The Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, is assisting the Banbury Family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting

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