The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 13, 2013

Banks K. Brown

Star Beacon

ZANESVILLE — Banks Knudsen Brown, age 71, of Zanesville, Ohio, died Thursday afternoon, May 30, 2013, at the Genesis Good Samaritan Emergency Room.

He was born July 3, 1941, in Montgomery, W.Va., a son of the late Horace and Mildrid Fadum Brown. He graduated from Ashtabula High School in Ashtabula, Ohio, received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia, and attended one year of law school at Case Western Reserve.

Banks had worked for Essex Wire, and was a thirty year member of Coburn United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Suzanne (Donald) Brauning of Nashport and Eleanor “Pidge” Rush of Mentor; nieces and nephews, Melanie (Dr. Ronald) Stas of Pennsylvania, Dr. Chris (Sarah) Brauning of Zanesville, Marcye (Tim) VanDyke of Michigan, Donald R. (Shannon) Brauning II of Michigan, Timothy B. (Amy) Rush of South Carolina, and Stacey (James) Mollison of North Carolina; Uncle Torgier B. Fadum of California; 16 great-nieces and great-nephews; many cousins; best friends, Terry Shaw, Rafie Fredericks, Robert Lyons and Jerry Combs; and his buddy, “Joey”.

A dignified cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Banks’ Life will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14th, at Coburn United Methodist Church, 3618 Maple Ave., Zanesville, with Pastor Webster Cox officiating.

Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Coburn United Methodist Church, 3618 Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Obituary and condolences at and