The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, October 23, 2003
Natalie Lyman Banawitz, 85, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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 great-grandchildren.
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 Republican.
Volunteer at Shelby County Hospice Thrift Store, Major Hospital Guild and Grover Museum.
Graduated from Tudor Hall in Indianapolis in 1936 and from Stephans College in Missouri.
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 officiating.
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

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