Gainesville Daily Register
JEFFREY DON BANKS
Memorial services for Jeffrey Don Banks, 55, of Gainesville are planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Downard-Fairplains Community Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Jeff was born in Gainesville on April 23, 1957, to George (Sky) Banks and Billie M. Witt Banks.
He passed away on Oct. 12, 2012, at his residence.
Jeff was employed at Peterbilt Motors in Denton for years. His lifelong hobby was fishing area lakes and streams with his father and brother. It was a family tradition for the Banks men to frequently provide ample fish for large celebrations.
Jeff Banks is survived by his mother, Billie M. Banks; brother, Joe Banks; daughter, Kacie Methner and her husband Cody; son, Travis Banks; son, Kamen Banks; and grandchildren, Trevor Buell and Cash Methner, all of Gainesville. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, George "Sky" Banks; his wife, Tabatha Banks; and friend, Bryn Fraze.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Witt Family Cemetery and/or the Tipton Home for Children in Tipton, Okla.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
PAULINE ROSE GRILL FISHER
DENTON — A memorial mass for Pauline Rose Grill Fisher, age 82, of Denton and formerly of Muenster, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster.
Rosary/Vigil services are also scheduled at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
The remains will be interred in Sacred Heart Cemetery immediately following the mass. Services will be officiated by Rev. Ken Robinson and Rev. Baby George and directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster.
Mrs. Fisher died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in a Denton hospital.
Pauline “Polly” was born in Midlothian, Ill., on Jan. 14, 1930.
She was the second of the five children of Rudolph and Angeline Krejchik Grill. She grew up in Midlothian, attended St. Christopher Catholic Church and graduated from Laretto High School in 1948. She, in 1950, joined the U. S. Marine Corps. She served a total of three-plus years in the Marine Corps, during which time she and Clyde met. Clyde was also a Marine. After serving their time in the Marines, Polly and Clyde were married on June 27, 1953, in Midlothian at St. Christopher Church. They then moved to Muenster on a farm just east of town. Four of their children were born during their six-plus years on the farm. They then built a home in 1960, in Muenster, where the last six children were born. The family lived in that house until moving to Denton in 1999.
Polly was a longtime member of Catholic Daughters and the Lady Knights of Columbus and she was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church.
Polly was a devout family lady, one who delighted herself in being with and caring for her family. She and Clyde literally traveled worldwide. Polly enjoyed being a wife and mother. She liked sewing, gardening, quilting and being with her friends and family. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her daughters and spouses, Nancie and Mark Lippe of Muenster, Kathie and Timothy Herr of Denton, Virginia and Karl Kelson of Corinth, Julie and Brett Walford of Corinth and Laurie and David Lawrence of Denton; her sons and spouses, Charles Fisher of Muenster, Richard J. and Mary Kay Fisher of Denton, Daniel T. and Jana Fisher of Lindsay, Ronnie and Beverly Fisher of Wichita Falls; 27 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; her sister, Mary Phyllis Yates of Watervleit, Mich.; her brothers and spouses: Kenneth and Dorothy Grill of Midlothian, Ill., and Keith and Sharon Grill of Orland Park, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Fisher; her daughter, Angeline Fisher; her granddaughter, Maggie Fisher; her infant brother; and her daughter-in-law, Vicki Fisher.
The family requests memorials be made to: Sisters of St. Mary’s Namur in Fort Worth, or The Loretto House in Denton, or Blessed John Paul II of Denton, or the charity of your choice.
LINDSAY — A funeral mass for Alma Moster, 82, of Lindsay will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Moster officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Peter’s Cemetery.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Alma passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Gainesville.
Mrs. Moster was born April 15, 1930, in Lindsay to William H. and Elizabeth Schad.
She married George R. Moster on April 20, 1948, in Lindsay. She was a homemaker and worked at Lorch Sewing Factory and Frybrant Sewing Factory until her retirement. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and a resident of Lindsay.
Alma is survived by her sons, Bill and Wayne Moster, both of Lindsay; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Tommy Hellinger of Gainesville and Brenda and Kevin Block of Lindsay; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Moster is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her grandson, Jeffrey Hellinger.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Garrett Block, Darryl Block, Matt Brennan, Tim Chancellor and Geoff Haberman; and nephew, Raymond Hellinger.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Peter’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund or a Charity of your choice.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
KENNETH R. COUCH
Kenneth R. Couch, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
He was born on April 18, 1933, in Valley View.
Survivors include children, Jane Ann Couch-Wisdom of Plano andThomas R. Couch of Tracy, Calif.; sister, Barbara Turner of Granbury; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center.
RUBY I. SMITH
Funeral services for Ruby Imogene Smith, 85, are set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Meador Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville.
Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of Meador Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith died Oct. 12, 2012, at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1927, in Gainesville.
Survivors include children, Glenda Smith, Glen Smith and Johnny Smith of Gainesville, Linda Alexander of Cleburne, David Smith of Columbus, Ind., and Charles Smith of Lewisville; a brother, John Frank Turner of Whitesboro; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at the funeral home.
You may sign the online registry at www.meadorfuneralhomes.com.
Graveside services for Roxie Wooten, 99, of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Huffman officiating. Services are under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wooten died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Pecan Tree Health and Rehab Center.
She was born Jan. 11, 1913, in Era.
You may sign the online registry at www.clementkeelfh.com.