Death Notices

Phillip Lawrence Banasiak
Jan. 25, 2013
KNOX — Phillip Lawrence Banasiak, 59, of Knox died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at his home.
He is survived by his daughters, Kelly Powell of Argos, Tracy Habrel of Seattle, Wash; two sisters, Gloria Piarowski of Knox, Lois Koch of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Richard Banasiak of Chicago, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a fire memorial service at 7 p.m. at M.C. Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at M.C. Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Round Lake Cemetery.

Edna Lois Ruff
Jan. 23, 2013
STAR CITY — Edna Lois Ruff, 86, Star City died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Hickory Creek at Winamac.
No services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be made in the guestbook at
Frain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline J. Howard
Jan. 21, 2013
NORTH JUDSON — Pauline J. (Bau) Howard, 77, of North Judson died Jan. 21, 2013.
She is survived by husband, William "Pigeon" Howard; daughters, Kathy (Robert) Benesh of Royal Center, Jody Moore of North Judson; sons, Thomas (Jenny) Howard of Knox, William II (Sue) Howard of North Judson; sisters, Barb Walters of Jacksonville, N.C., Mary Schrombeck of North Judson, Margaret L. Bostain of North Judson, Betty Back of Knox; brothers, Pete Bau of Dover, Tenn., Dick Bau of North Judson, Ed Bau of Knox; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at 9 a.m. until time of 11 a.m. services at English Lake Church, English Lake. Burial is at Round Lake Cemetery.

William Selby
Jan. 21, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE — William Selby, 78, formerly of Hanna, died Jan. 21, 2013 in Indiana Veteran's Home, West Lafayette.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura (Craig) Willems of West Lafayette; three sons, Mark Selby of Virginia Beach, Va., Jeff (Lavaunda) Selby of South Bend and Bert (Lois) Selby of English; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and sister, Sandra Yung of Hamlet.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel. Burial followed at the Hanna Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday after 10 a.m. at the funeral home. To leave online condolences, go to