1928 – 2016

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Annabelle Hall Banton, 88, of Dixfield Road, Weld, and Canyon Lake, Texas, died peacefully Tuesday, June 14, in Lakeland Medical Center of St. Joseph, Mich., under her beloved daughter’s care.

In 2013, her husband of 65 years, John B. Banton of Bangor, preceded her in being met by their Lord and Savior in the Promised Land. She was the oldest sister of Donna Bailey and Dorothy Hall of Connecticut and brother Carl of Texas.

She was born in Medford, Mass., on May 23, 1928, daughter of Don and Hilda Hall. She attended grade school through Deering High and Westbrook Jr. College, all on Stevens Avenue in Portland. Annabelle was a member of the DAR, and an avid quilter and seamstress. She hand-made clothing for the entire family of seven for a family picture in the 1950s.

Annabelle was an accomplished actress and director starring in live theater from Maine to Mexico. Her many performances for the local theaters where she lived included “Don’t Send Me Flowers,” “Love Letters,” “Oklahoma,” “Arsenic & Old Lace” and “The Resurrection.” She had the pleasure of performing with her young children and grandchildren and sons, Steven and Russell, as adults.

Annabelle is survived by her five children, Donald, Michael, Steven, Susan and Russell.

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