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Shirley (Hankey) Banary

Born: Tue., Jul. 24, 1934
Died: Fri., Jun. 26, 2020


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 01, 2020
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jul. 01, 2020
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

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       Long time Chesterton resident Shirley (Hankey) Banary died on June 26, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones.  She was born on July 24, 1934 in Yakima, WA. Her parents were William Cameron and Esther (Rohn) Tarnow both of whom are deceased.  On August 30, 1953, she married Ray J. Banary Sr. in North Judson, IN, who preceded her in death in 2003. 

       Survivors include: Ray Banary Jr., wife Jamie of Mentor, OH, Lynne Farrell of Chesterton and her husband, Kurt, Jill Bradley Husband Mark of Bartlett IL; half-sister, Billie Jean Hughes of Hawaii; eight grandchildren: Matthew, Kyle and Drew Banary, Tiffany (Tom) Bozovich, Rachel and Nikki Crawford, and Mike and Jordan Bradley; and four great-grandchildren: Lyla and Luke Bozovich, and Emma, and Dylan Szumski.


       The deceased was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Chesterton Woman’s Club and Historical Society.  Shirley always enjoyed watching whatever her family participated in.  She loved to travel and watch the Chicago Bears. She was also an avid bowler for over 30 years and enjoyed going to the National tournament all over the U.S. with fellow bowlers. She enjoyed having lunch with her friends and loved to read. 


       Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 1 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St, Chesterton, IN with Pastor Erich Fickel officiating.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. For the protection of the family and the community, masks are highly recommended when coming into the funeral home. Unfortunately, the funeral home is unable to provide masks to the public. 


       Shirley will be laid to rest alongside her husband at the Chesterton Cemetery at a private Graveside Service.  


       In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 E 1100 N, Chesterton, IN 46304.


       Memories may be shared at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com. 

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Richard Highberger
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020
The Banary family is still highly respected by thousands of former Duneland School students. To her son Ray and family, please accept our condolences.

Diane Bozovich
   Posted Tue June 30, 2020
Rick and I are thinking of all of you, and sharing in your sadness. We have many fond memories of Shirley, especially how much she enjoyed family get togethers. She will be forever in our hearts. Please accept our sincere condolences. Rick and Diane

Diane M Michaels
   Posted Wed July 01, 2020
We were very saddened to hear about Shirley's passing. Our prayers and condolences are with her family. We were neighbors for many years and she was always a joy to chat with, never at a loss for words and always smiling! We enjoyed having her over for some holidays and our summer parties. She was also a great 'neighborhood watch' person. We will miss her!
The Michaels family

Judy James
   Posted Wed July 01, 2020
Lynne, Jill & Ray Jr. and families -
I'm so sorry about your Mom. There are so few of us left in our long-standing Bunco group. I will miss her at our outings & her infectious laugh & stories. She was also such a caring person.
I am especially vulnerable, due to my cancer, chemo & age. Since the Covid lockdown, I have been afraid to go to indoor gatherings, so I have decided that I shouldn't attend the service. Please accept my condolences & thoughts of all of you at this difficult time.

Gerald F. Lis and Family
   Posted Wed July 01, 2020
So sorry to hear that Aunt Shirley passed and that we could not attend the funeral service. She had a wonderful, well-lived and well-loved life. We remember the great backyard picnics/pool parties Ray and Shirley hosted.

Our thoughts go out to you at this very sad time. Take comfort in the sympathies of friends and family.

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