Eve K. Banic, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Monday morning, April 22, 2019 in St. Paul's Continuing Care Community.

She was born in Hadley, PA on June 19, 1931 a daughter of Walter and Katherine (Plesniak) Krachkowski. She was a 1949 graduate of Penn High School and a 1969 graduate of Thiel College with a degree in Accounting. On September 23, 1950 Eve married James M. Banic, Jr.; he passed away December 17, 2018.

Eve was employed as an auditor until her retirement in 1994 for the United States Government Defense Contract Audit Agency and was previously employed as an accountant at Bell & Co. for 15 years. She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of B.P.W. where she served as secretary, was a co-leader for Girl Scouts in Greenville was a den mother for Cub Scouts, and was a co-leader for Mercer County Girls 4-H. Eve and Jim served as White House volunteers for twelve years.

She is survived by two daughters; Merrilee Banic and Jane Banic and her husband Russell Barnhardt, a son; James Banic and his wife Marcy Brody.

Eve was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Julia Courtney and Dorothy Furia, two brothers, Pete Krachkowski and Paul Krachkowski.

A private service will be held in the chapel of St. Michael Cemetery. There will be no public services. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Inc., 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St. Greenville, PA 16125.

Arrangements entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Carolyn E. Hartle Carolyn E. Hartle
    April 23, 2019    

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    Your mother was an amazing woman. She was accomplished, kind, and one of my favorites. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all who knew her. You were lucky to have two valuable and precious gems in your lives. Your parents were amazing and wonderful people.

  2. Barb Valentine Barb Valentine
    April 23, 2019    

    My deepest sympathy to the Banic family. I have many fond memories of your mom and dad as they were always very kind and thoughtful neighbors.

    Peace to you all at this difficult time.

  3. Federico P. Vallesteros Federico P. Vallesteros
    April 23, 2019    

    My deepest sympathy with you all! I remember all those memorable times on Coulter Rd. God Bless you all….;Federico P. vallesteros!

  4. Donna Harvath (Kimmy) Donna Harvath (Kimmy)
    April 24, 2019    

    So many fond memories growing up. Your mom and dad were the greatest people and neighbors. So sorry, keeping you all in my prayers and my heart.

  5. Lois Greathouse Lois Greathouse
    April 24, 2019    

    I became a good friend of Eve when we moved to Fry’s 5 yrs ago. I loved to chat with her when she walked Diamond or sit on the porch & chat. I loved the big picture your mom had of them – what a handsome pair they were and such a lot they both accomplished in life. So sorry for your tragic losses in such a short time. I visited your mom often at St Paul’s but the last time she was sleeping. You all have my deepest sympathy and I did love your mom. In sincere sympathy

  6. Jim & Kathy Gillespie Jim & Kathy Gillespie
    April 26, 2019    

    This is your cousin Kathy (Ron’s sister) in California. We send our love, prayers and deepest condolences to you. Such loss in so short a time. Aunt Eve and Uncle Jim were wonderful people. Our visits to PA are less frequent now, but when possible, we always made an effort to see them and catch up. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

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