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Linda L. Banks
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Linda L. Banks
Linda L. Banks, 80, of Herrin, passed away 10:52 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Linda was a school librarian for 35 years and taught a library reference class at Herrin High School. She was an award winning Herrin High School Yearbook sponsor. She also taught Geography at West Frankfort High School for three years and one year at Newton High School. She also started the first Friends of a Public School Library program in the nation. She also created the Herrin High School Student Chamber of Commerce.
Linda was instrumental in starting the Historical Room at Herrin City Library, which was named in her honor. She was a founding member of the Herrin Area Historical Society, Friends of Herrin High School Library, and Friends of Herrin City Library. She was also a member of the Herrin Women’s Club and Herrin Chamber of Commerce.
Linda was born October 12, 1937 in Herrin to Glenn “Howard” and Myrtle (Miles) Jennings.
Linda was a member of the First Baptist Church in Herrin.
Linda is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Shawn & Bobbie Banks of Herrin; two grandsons, Christopher Banks and Noah Banks; and cousin, Betty Lou McChristian of Austin, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 19, 2018 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Mark Goldman officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Herrin City Cemetery. In memory of Linda memorials may be made to Herrin City Library Herrin History Room, 120 North 13th Street, Herrin, IL 62948; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948





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Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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Herrin City Cemetery

Stotlar & Bandyville Road
Herrin, IL 62948

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Herrin City Library

120 North 13th Street
Herrin, IL 62948

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