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