August 18, 1926 - August 13, 2008
Sister Laura Banet, PHJC passed away on August 13, 2008 at home in Marian Convent, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born Marjorie Banet to Henry and Marie (Henry) Banet on August 18, 1926 in Fort Wayne. She entered the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ community and professed her first vows on June 26, 1948.
Sister Laura ministered in education from 1947 to 1985 at various schools in Indiana, Minnesota and Illinois. In 1988 she became a chaplain at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne and served in different capacities at the hospital as well as a tutor for the Literacy Alliance and the Senior Guild at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Sister Laura loved butterflies and spent several years tagging and studying monarch butterflies.
May she rest in peace!
Memorial contributions may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.