WANDA JOY BANKSTON SNIDER, 84, passed away on
Jan. 4, 2015 at a local hospital in Abilene, TX.
Burial was at Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery
Wanda was born on January 24, 1930 in Ranger,
TX to the late Thomas Elner & Iva Hise Bankston.
She attended Ranger High School in the Class of
1947. Wanda enjoyed ceramics, porcelain dolls,
oil painting, and was an avid book reader. She
was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her
husband, Paul Snider; a sister, Jean Bankston
Bird (RHS-1959); a son, Michael Snider; and a
grandson, Matthew Griffing-Ford.
Survivors at the time of her death include her
two sons, Kevin and Keith Snider; her daughter,
Deborah Church; grandchildren, Tiffany Wildman
and husband, Brent, Joshua Griffing and wife,
Kandy, Natasha Daniel and husband, Garren,
Miranda Coleman, and Lisa Bleeker-Ford; and
MOTHER: LELA IVA HISE BANKSTON, 92, was born
Dec. 11, 1907 & died Nov. 12, 2000 in Abilene,
TX. She married Thomas Elmer Bankston & they
had two daughters; Wanda Bankston (RHS-1947)
and Lila Jean Bankston (RHS-1959), both are
deceased. Thomas Bankston died in 1987 in