The Shelbyville News
Banawitz, 85, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003.
Thursday, October 23, 2003
Born Feb. 7, 1918, Indianapolis, d/o Walter P. and Eloise (Lyman)
Pfaff. Married Philip H. Banawitz on Jan. 24, 1942,
and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie B. Rick of St. Paul; two
sons, Jeffery Banawitz of Atlanta, Ga., and John P.
Banawitz of Greensburg; three grandchildren, Mark Rick,
Renee Yantiss and Kelly (Banawitz) Sears; and three
Preceded in death by one brother, Jeffery P. Pfaff Sr.
Lived in Shelbyville since 1937.
Employed for 25 years at The Shelbyville News and the former Shelbyville
Volunteer at Shelby County Hospice Thrift Store, Major Hospital Guild and Grover
Graduated from Tudor Hall in Indianapolis in 1936 and from Stephans College in
60-year member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the
women’s association and served as an elder and former deacon. Member of
Dramatic Club in Indianapolis, American History Club, Tri Kappa Associate
Chapter, P.E.O. AL Chapter and Indiana Historical Society.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St.
First Presbyterian Church, 124 W. Broadway St., with the Rev. Gary W. Huffman
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Shelby County, 110 S. Harrison
St., Shelbyville, IN 46176; or Shelby County Cancer Association, 126 N. Harrison
St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming