La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Funeral Rites Set

Mrs. Cassie Florina Banton, 65, La Grande, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday in the Dempsey-Snodgrass Chapel with the Rev. C. Kopp officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

Mrs. Banton was born in La Grande, Jan. 10, 1894 and was a resident here her entire life. She married Claude Baker in 1914 and the couple had three children. Mr. Baker died in 1928. In 1941 she married Eugene Banton who was a victim of the Union county powder house explosion in April 1955.

She is survived by two daughters, Lorna Baker of La Grande and Mrs. Mary C. Noe of San Jose, Calif.; one son, Claude Baker of Oakland, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. J. Y. Walnum of Island City and Mrs. Charles C. Bull of La Grande; one brother Ronald Goodnough of Salem; and one granddaughter.

La Grande Evening Observer,
Thursday, 5 Mar 1959, Page 8.
Contributed by: Robert C. Bull