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The Life of Janet J. Banks

Janet J. (Heist) Banks, 85, formerly of Alburtis, and Keystone Villa, Blandon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in the residence of her daughter, Jessica. She was the widow of Ronald P. Banks who died on January 9, 2007.

Born in Rockland Township, Janet was a daughter of the late Wayne N. and Arlene L. (Hensinger) Heist. She was a 1953 graduate of Kutztown Area High School and attended Reading Business Institute and Kutztown University. Janet was employed by Brandywine Heights Area School District for 25 years working as Classroom Aide until her retirement in 1990. She was a member of the former New Jerusalem United Church of Christ, Rockland Township, where she was a member of the choir and served as the Sunday School pianist and on the Ladies Aide. She enjoyed playing pinochle and visiting her friends and family.

Janet is survived by her son, Alan W., husband of Maureen J. (Grant) Banks of Temple; and daughter, Jessica L. Banks, wife of Lisa Miller, Easton; and sister-in-law, Barbara E. (Banks), widow of Thomas Polaneczky, New Hope.

A graveside funeral service and burial will be held privately in New Jerusalem Union Cemetery, Fleetwood.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice c/o SpiriTrust Lutheran Office of Philanthropy, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, York, PA  17404.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.Ludwickfh.com.

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