Ilona Helen (Ica) Banas, 89 of Hockessin passed away peacefully on Monday, September 17, 2018.

Ilona, daughter of the late Sándor and Rosa (Németh) Istók, was born in Hungary on November 24, 1928. She and her husband, Edmund, immigrated to the United States in 1957, settling in Lansing Michigan before making Delaware their home.

Ilona had a variety of passions and achievements. While being a homemaker, she also graduated from the University of Delaware. She was an avid bowler and provided many palm readings as a palmist. She was a Realtor for more than 30 years, most recently with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, and she loved seeing her grandchildren.

Ilona was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund O. Banas. She is survived by her two children, Belinda Banas and Edmund Dennis I. Banas (Carolyn); her two grandchildren, Heather and Xander Banas; her two sisters, Elizabeth Horvath and Olga Majorus and their families; her cousin Veronika Istok-kóós, and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 10:00 am at St Mary of the Assumption, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. Friends are invited to visit starting at 9:00 am. Interment will be held privately.