Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

February 8, 2013

Denise La’Nae (Bankson) Repp


Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Denise La’Nae (Bankson) Repp, 50, of Centerville, went home to be with the Lord  Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.

Denise was born on Dec. 20, 1962 in Louisiana, Mo., the daughter of Don and Mildred (Crouse) Bankson. She graduated from Centerville High School class of 1981.

On Dec. 14, 1982 Denise was joined in marriage to Clay Repp in Centerville. To this union was born a daughter, Faith La’Nae Repp. She was the apple of her parents’ eye. Denise loved spending time with Faith and acting silly. Denise was so proud of Faith and her service to her country. Denise enjoyed painting, music, teaching Sunday school, women’s retreats, watching TV, spending time with her family and her beloved cats and granddog, Cash. Denise always liked making a funny and getting a laugh.

Denise, Clay and Faith joined the Pentecostal Church where they made several life time friends, including Pastor and Sister Waits.   

Denise loved life, even when times were tough with all her medical problems and the loss of her beloved Faith, she always took the time to ask others about their lives. She praised Jesus for all the good things that happened around her.

Denise is survived by her husband, Clay; her mother, Mildred; sisters, Linda (Dennis) Hammack, Judy Stokke, Debrah Fenton and Donna (Rick) Zaputil; brothers, Kevin (Deborah) Bankson and Craig (Michelle) Bankson; mother-in-law, Donnabell Repp; brother-in-law, Wayne (Theresa) Repp; sister-in-law, Cheryl (John) Kauzalich; and many nieces and nephews.

Denise was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Faith; her father, Don; father-in-law, Richard Repp; and great-nephew, Wyatt Dean Voth.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with Pastor Waits officiating. Friends called Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Lange Funeral Home with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the family through the Apostolic Pentecostal Church and may be left at or mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory at 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa or Apostolic Pentecostal Church, P.O. BOX 563, Centerville, Iowa, 52544.

Condolences may be left online at www.langefh.com.