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Parishioner Beatrice (Banet) Fife Passes Away

Beatrice (Banet) Fife, 88, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Bea was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church. In her spare time, Bea loved playing cards and going to Bingo. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandson, great-grandson, and family.

She was born on February 17, 1934, in Floyds Knobs, Indiana to the late Herman and Grace (Faulkenstein) Banet. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Stuart E. "Fiddle" Fife; son, Stuart W. "Fiddle" Fife; and sister, Dolores Engleman.

Bea is survived by her grandson, Dalton (Tori) Fife; great-grandson, Jackson Fife; daughter-in-law, Debra Fife; siblings, Juanita Lilly, Doris Stilger, Janet Schmidt, Kathleen Fritz, Nancy Lemons and Herman J. Banet, Jr.; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). Her Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 am on Tuesday, at Holy Family Catholic Church (129 W Daisy Lane, New Albany, IN) with burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

View full obituary here.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon her.
May hersoul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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