Clarence "Joe" Banet

May 3, 1935May 11, 2012

Clarence Joe Banet, 77, of Floyds Knobs passed away at his residence Friday, May 11, 2012. Clarence was born May 3, 1935 in Floyds Knobs, Indiana to the late Wilford and Mary Renn Banet. He was also preceeded in death by two brothers, Wilfred Tommy Banet and Benjamin Dutch Banet. Clarence was married to his wife Marilyn Emily Banet for 59 years. He retired from GE after 37 years of service. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. Survivors include: Wife of 59 years: Marilyn Emily Banet Children: Joann Arnold (Tony) Floyds Knobs, IN Rex Banet Floyds Knobs, IN Michael R. Banet (Donna) Floyds Knobs, IN Carl Banet Clarksville, IN Brenda Banet New Albany, IN

Grandchildren: Brian Timberlake (Marcy), Scott Timberlake (Erika), Craig Timberlake (Courtney), John Anderson, Jeff Anderson, Chris Arnold, Amanda Arnold, Cody Banet, Charlie Jenney (Lauren), Daniel Jenney, Donna Russell (Danny), Justin Husband (Karen), Crystal Husband, Angie Sims (Archie), Joey Banet, and Shane Banet

Great Grandchildren: Shelbie Timberlake, Lucas Timberlake, Jacob Timberlake, Brooklyn Jones, Haley Sims, Austin Sims, Andy Russell, Brandon Russell, Caylee Russell, Tyler Husband, Zachary Husband, and Emma Husband Brothers: Maurice Banet (Marilyn), LeMerle Banet (Faye), and Larry Banet (Donna)

Sisters: Aileen Banet, Norma Andres (Irvin), and Martha Moore

Many loving nieces and nephews

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday and from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His funeral mass will be 10:00 am Tuesday at St. Mary of the Knobs Chapel with burial to follow in St. Mary of the Knobs Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church or the American Diabetes Association.

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  • Visitation Sunday, May 13, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Clarence "Joe" Banet

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Michael R. Banet

May 18, 2012

Jeffrey Anderson

May 17, 2012

The past few days have been rough for our family. Grandpa you have touched so many lives in so many ways. I have thought of so many memories to say but I just can't say just one because they are so special to me. Men can change one thing while great men can change everything around them for the better. Grandpa was a great man and wonderful IU fan. I will miss you every day of my life. I will defiantly miss not see you on Banet road walking around when I'm spending to work. Every time I was late for work I would always see you and say to myself “hey I'll be late even more so I can talk to the man that I call……Grandpa”.

May 16, 2012

Brenda Banet

May 15, 2012

Sorry it took me so long to write in this book but I miss you so much dad and I love you so so so much!!! I know I didn't tell you often enough. I hope you know how much I love you and appreciate how much you have done for me!! You were the greatest dad anybody could ever ask for!! You were always there for me anytime me or Shane needed you!! You taught us so much and we had so many great memories we will always cherish!! I know you have taught us to have strong faith and because of this I know we will see each other again some day!! I love you daddy!!!

Angie Banet Sims

May 15, 2012

What I will always remember the most is Grandpa's smile. So loving and kind. Love you Grandpa. You will be greatly missed.

Michael & Annette Fowler

May 15, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

May 15, 2012

So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Rowena Seng Durrett & Brothers

Brian Timberlake

May 14, 2012

My world came crashing down when you left. I will always cherish in my heart my last moment with you when I hugged you and said "I love you" and you replied "love you too". A moment no one can take away. Sooooo many people lives you had touched. So many people....... I know I will see you again in heaven . Our faith in Christ will bring us all together again. You are the family man I am inspired to be like and will never forget the memories we shared. LOVE YOU GRANDPA

John Anderson

May 14, 2012

Grandpa I will miss you with all my heart. You always knew how to make me smile. You taught me how to play my first non traditional solitaire game, my first poker game 1 or 3, and my first casino table game Pai Gow. Your smile brighten rooms and hearts. There are so many memories, I cannot include them all. You will aways be a part of me and we will be together again.

Craig Timberlake

May 14, 2012

There is a huge void in my heart and soul..... Grandpa I miss you so much! I love you with all my heart!! And we will be together again.