FREDRICKSBURG - Evelyn J. Banta, 82, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, in San Antonio.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Nancy Smith Cemetery in Somervell County.

Mrs. Banta was born March 6, 1929, in Breckenridge, Texas, to Jim and Velva Huffman Massingill. She married John Frank Banta, Jr., on March 8, 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother.

Survivors are her sons, Jim Banta and wife, Johnnie, of Fredricksburg, Jesse Banta and wife, Rebecca, of Santa Fe, Texas, and Jeff Banta and wife, Candy, of Amity, Mo.; a daughter, Jaenae Copple, and husband, David, of Austin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.