The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 16, 2012

Linda Fay Turner Banta

Published 11-16-12


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Funeral for Linda Fay Turner Banta, 65, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Ladusau Evans Funeral Home.

Linda was born April 4, 1947, in Chickasha, Okla., the daughter of Elgin William and Lyda Lucreta (Harmon) Smith and died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Enid, Okla.

She was a graduate of Ravia High School and Murray State College.

She worked as a bookkeeper and real estate owner/broker in Oklahoma, and later as an accounting manager in Texas until illness forced her early retirement.

She leaves to cherish her memory her stepmother, Gwendolyn Katherine Smith; sister, Katherine Litschke and husband Larry; ex-husband, Harvey Turner; friend, Paul Sherman and family; two daughters, Paula Gordon and fiancé Paul Martin and Betty Garcia; five grandchildren, Larry, Taylor, Chuy, Adrian and Naomi; two stepgrandchildren, Katie and Landon; three nieces and three nephews; as well as many friends she loved as family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Lucreta Lynam; one brother, Billy Smith; one stepbrother, Kenneth Moss; and one niece.

(Submitted by family)