Dollie Mae (Devore) Banks, 78, of Lebanon, died Saturday morning, Nov. 27, 2021, in her home.
She was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Sleeper, Mo. to Clint and Edith Skinner Devore.
Dollie was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, Austin and Derek Williams; five brothers, James, Everett, George, William, and Earl Devore; and three sisters, Ruby Geiger, Lola Faye Polleriz, and Bonnie Blackburn.
She was born and raised in the Sleeper community and earned her education there. She was a devoted homemaker to her family and also helped her husband in his construction business. She later worked as a custodian in area schools.
Dollie was raised in the Pentecostal faith and followed that belief throughout her life.
She is survived by three daughters, Jeanie Smallwood, Karen Davis and her husband Jay of Lebanon, and Debbie Phillips and her husband Buck of Crocker; two sons, Jr. Wood and his wife Sherri of Phillipsburg, and Roger Wood and his wife Cathi of Lebanon; 13 grandchildren, Timothy Williams, Christopher Williams and his wife Justine, Michael Williams, Treva Summerfield, Lacinda Williams, Dustin Coppage, Eric Byler and his wife Wendy, Ricky Smallwood Jr. and wife Miranda, Christine Smallwood, Skylar Wood, Amanda Rogers and her husband Todd, Lori Phillips, and Dakota Phillips; 29 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services and burial for Dollie Mae (Devore) Banks will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Sleeper under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. A memorial to the family has been established and contributions may be made through the funeral home. For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit www.holmanhowe.com.