She was born on April 23, 1923, in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, to the late Joseph M. and Bertha A. (Hanka) Banet. A retired farmer, Ethel was a former member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs and a current member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany. A loving mother and grandmother, family and friends remember her enjoyment of playing cards and working puzzles.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert J. Book; sister, Martha Gesenhues; and brothers; Elmer, Earl, and Robert “Bob” Banet. She is survived by her devoted children, Harold Book (Frieda), Barbara Eurton (Doug), Irvin Book (Diane), Linda Book, and David Book (Tracy); 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Her Visitation will be from 12 to 8 PM on Thursday, April 14, 2016 and after 9 AM on Friday at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Indiana 47150). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Holy Family Catholic Church (129 West Daisy Lane, New Albany, IN 47150) with burial to follow at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Cemetery in Floyds Knobs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus- the community Hospice of Southern Indiana ( 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN 47150) or for Masses.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 13, 2016– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=179593386#sthash.V2qUwK20.dpuf