Mildred Bankson

  • Born: July 25, 1927
  • Died: August 11, 2015
  • Location: Mystic, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mildred Bankson, age 88, of Mystic, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Homestead of Centerville, Iowa.

Mildred was born July 25, 1927 in Pollock, Missouri, the daughter of Alfred and Jessie (Glasgow) Crouse. She married Don Bankson on December 31, 1953.

She was employed through McGraw Edison for many years. She loved to fish, cook, and holding babies. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and spending time with her family.

Mildred is survived by her children, Linda (Dennis) Hammack of Elsberry, MO, Judy Stokke of London, England, Deborah (Brian VanBlaricon) Fenton of Mystic, IA, Kevin (Debbie Swayne) Bankson of Centerville, IA, Craig (Michelle) Bankson of Centerville, IA, Donna (Rick) Zaputil of Mystic, IA; a brother, Keith (Margaret) Crouse of Lake Thunderhead, Unionville, MO; 14 Grandchildren and 21 Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don Dean Bankson; a son John Bankson; a daughter Denise Repp; a great-grandson, Wyatt Dean Voth; a granddaughter, Faith Repp; siblings, Milford Crouse, Forrest Crouse, Leo Crouse, Paul Crouse, Farrell Crouse, Edna Hill, Dorothy McNabb, Juanita Crouse, and Wayne Crouse.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 pm, Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Mark Waits officiating. An open visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 am to 12 pm. Inurnment will follow the service in the Highland Cemetery, Mystic, Iowa. Memorial contributions have been established to the Lemons Community Center in Lemons, MO or Highland Cemetery and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at

Condolence & Memory Journal

My sympathy to the Bankson Family. May God comfort you now and always. Amen.

Posted by Mark Cochran    August 16, 2015

so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. my family have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by roberta buban - centerville, IA - relative of granddaughter   August 12, 2015

Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your loving memories give you peace.

Posted by Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson    August 12, 2015

Mildred (Peg) you were an awesom lady. You were so beautiful inside and out. I can remember being at your home many times and felt so much at home. You were just that kind of lady. You and Don could not be best for parents. You both raises a great bunch of kids. That is without a doubt your greatest legacy. It has been shown over the time of your and Son's elderly years, your kids came through with flying colors. They had a love and deep commitment for their parents just as their parents had for them. Rest in peace Mildred. Until we meet again

Posted by Kayla Montgomery - Mystic, IA - close friend and neighbor for 40   August 11, 2015

Donna and family: Mildred was one of my many hires at McGraw-Edison and one of my best hires. She was a good worker and she followed the Golden Rule "Treat Others as You Would Want to be Treated". Our condolences to your family. Jerry and Judy Power

Posted by JERRY POWER - MORAVIA, IA - former employer   August 11, 2015