Mary E. Mallory

                    December 31, 1969  -  August 20, 2001

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5115 S. Marion Road, #304, Sioux Falls, SD
Died: Monday, August 20, 2001
Sioux Falls, SD
Age: 72 years, 9 months, 5 days

8:00 PM Wednesday, August 22, 2001
George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD

1:00 PM Thursday, August 23, 2001
George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD
Rev. Jeff Buettner, Officiating
Darlene Michael, Organist
Congregational Hymns
"I'll Fly Away" "Amazing Grace"
"In The Garden"

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD

Jason Elrod Jamie Elrod
Eugene Elrod Aaron Hockett
Andrew Hockett Perry Olson

Jordan Neises Emily Hockett
Katie Olson Zoey Neises
Bryce Olson Tyler Buettner
Jeffrey Buettner Saro Buettner

Mary Elizabeth Banks, daughter of Henry and Kathleen (Little) Banks, was born November 15, 1928 at Charleston, WV. She grew up and received her education in the area.

Mary was united in marriage with George Mallory on July 11, 1945 in Russell, KY. The couple settled in West Virginia for a few years before moving to Sioux Falls, SD in 1951. Mary was blessed with five beautiful daughters. In 1964, she began selling real estate with Hansen Realty and McDowell Realty. In 1976, Mary moved to Winner, SD where she worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She returned to Sioux Falls in 1984 and began working as a loan specialist for the Small Business Administration. She retired in October of 2000.

She was a longtime member of Calvary Memorial Church, and a member of the Sioux Falls Board of Realtors and several other business and civic organizations.

Mary loved life and was dearly loved by her family and friends. She will be deeply missed. Mary enjoyed fishing, music, singing, and traveling. She enjoyed going to work everyday and the family atmosphere with her co-workers.

Grateful for having shared her life are her five daughters, Carol Elrod and her husband, Gene, Sioux Falls, SD, DeeDee Buettner and her husband, Jeff, Sinai, SD, Georgie Harper and her husband, Dan, Las Vegas, NV, Amy Hockett and her husband, Rich, Brookings, SD, Eydie Neises and her husband, Greg, Colman, SD; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, David Banks and his wife, Irene, Chamberlain, SD; five sisters, Wanda Mathiesen and her husband, Wayne, Chester, SD, Margie Huff, Tucson, AZ, Carol Rothenbuehler and her husband, Dale, Brandon, SD, Bonnie Little, Sioux Falls, SD, Connie Lickiss and her fiance, Bill Morrison, Sioux Falls, SD; two sisters-in-law, Minnie Banks, Sioux Falls, SD, Toots Banks, Charleston, WV; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wayne and LeRoy Banks; and two grandchildren, Joe Elrod and Bruno Buettner.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family for refreshment and fellowship at the Lexington Estates Community Room, 5115 S. Marion Road (57th & Marion Road), following the committal service.

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Born: December 31, 1969

Death: August 20, 2001

This memorial provided by:
George Boom Funeral Home Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD