Kenneth L. Banta

September 02, 2020

Kenneth L. Banta, of Lockwood, Missouri,, departed this life on Monday, August 31, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. at the age of 86.

He was born on March 1, 1934 in Lawrence County, Missouri, to James and Lela (White) Banta. Kenneth graduated from Golden City High School.
He was united in marriage to Marietta Medley on November 14, 1958 in Carterville, Missouri, and she preceded him in death. Kenneth married Shirley Cooley in August of 1993, and she preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents, and one son, Randall Banta.

Kenneth was a lifelong grain and cattle farmer. He was a member of the Golden City Christian Church and the Lockwood American Legion Post #372. Kenneth enjoyed dancing and trail rides.

Survivors include two sons: Gary Banta and wife, Tammy; and Russell Banta and wife, Shannon; daughter-in-law, Stacy Banta; his brother, Edward Banta and wife, Dorma; grandchildren: Ben Banta and wife, Amy; Maranda Miner and husband, Derrick; Jennifer Banta; Abby Banta; Erica Stevens; and Jeff Stevens; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at the Golden City Christian Church. Burial follows in Pippenger Cemetery.

Friends and family are welcome to view and pay their respects on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Greenfield Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dade County R-IV Fire District or to the Golden City First Christian Church.
Online condolences may be shared at Services were under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.