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Obituaries

December 18, 2013

Estella ‘Jean’ Knowles

Estella ‘Jean’ Knowles

Nov. 29, 1940-Dec. 17, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA — Estella “Jean” Knowles, 73, died after a long battle with cancer Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Millers Merry Manor in LaGrange.

She was born Nov. 29, 1940 in Bremerton, Wash., to Ernest and Hazel (Rider) West.

On June 20, 1959, she married Harold “Jim” Knowles. He died Feb. 11, 2008.

She is survived by her two sons, Tom Knowles and Joe (Sherri) Knowles, both of Shipshewana; four grandchildren; three sisters, Kathleen “Star” Hedrick of Clark Fork, Idaho, Karen (Herbert) Sellman of Anchorage, Alaska, and Sheila (Dale) Cox of Payette, Idaho; brother, Gilbert (Olga) West of Frieste, Italy; and an aunt, Roberta Markley of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Allen Lafleur; and a sister, Harriet Dale.

She was a homemaker and worked for 15 years at Mastercraft in Shipshewana, retiring in 2002. She also worked at Double Eagle in Shipshewana. She was a member of Lima United Methodist Church and president of the UMW. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, where funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. Pastor Denise Heller will lead the services.

Burial will be in Keightley Cemetery, Shipshewana.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the LaGrange County Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be shared at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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