Helen M. Knoles
Helen M. Knoles, 98, of Springfield, died at 4:44 am, Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born July 5, 1916 in Pana, Illinois, to Robert Ray and Grace A. Stumpf Marsh. She married Claude “Carroll” Knoles on May 11, 1940 and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2011.
Survivors include two daughters, Miriam Dannenberger and Marsha Woodruff, DDS, both of Springfield; one son, Warren (Deborah) Knoles of Springfield; four grandchildren, Melissa (Jim) Parrott, Ryan (Jane) Eckert, Julie Knoles and Brian Knoles; four great grandchildren, Tanner & Curran Parrott and Jack and Ellie Eckert; one sister, Ardena Hoffman of Vernon Hills; one brother, Robert (Mary) Marsh of Joplin, MO and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister Ruth Henry.
She was a resident of Springfield since 1976, prior to that she lived in Pana, where she worked for the Pana Municipal Water Department. She retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation where she worked as a Secretary to the Building Manager.
Helen was a member of Westside Christian Church for over 30 years, where she was very active in the Beau Knots class, sang in the choir and was on the Missions Committee. She was active with the Retired State Employees Association; Inner City Mission for several years and with Lewis Memorial Christian Village for over thirty years.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Thursday, August 28, 2014 and from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Friday, August 29, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 12:30 pm Friday, August 29, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home, with Pastor Eddie Lowen officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to Westside Christian Church; Lewis Memorial Christian Village or Inner City Mission.