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Mary Louise Knicklebine

May 7, 1939 February 3, 2019
Mary Louise Knicklebine
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Obituary for Mary Louise Knicklebine

Mary L. Knicklebine, 79, life-long resident of Gilbertsville, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Mary was born on May 7, 1939 in Oneonta and was a daughter of the late Robert and Emilie (Williams) Faber. Mary graduated from Gilbertsville Central School, ‘Class of 57. She then served our grateful nation by enlisting in the U.S. NAVY and was honorably discharged when she married William Knicklebine on September 7, 1959 at her family’s home in Gilbertsville. He predeceased her on September 25, 1998.

Mary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville, the Butternut Valley Grange #1533 and the American Legion Post 1339 Ladies Auxillery in Gilbertsville. With her military up-bringing; she developed a strong personality and wasn’t afraid to voice her opinion. She also had a gentle side that enjoyed crocheting and reading various novels.

Mary is survived by her daughters Rebecca (Mitch) Edgett and Marna (Jeff) Dunham and son William (Caren) Knicklebine; grandchildren, Chad (Katelynn), Cory Brandon, Cody (Holly), Nathan (Stephanie) and Phylicia (Jordan); sisters, Grace (Jim) Bradford, Joanne Rowe and Jane Faber and many more nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband, she is predeceased by grand-daughter, Carolee Dunham and a brother-in-law Robert Rowe.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 4PM-6PM at the Johnston Funeral Home, 60 Broad Street, Morris. Her funeral service will be held the following day, February 8, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gilbertsville at 1PM with Pastor Mark Piedmont, officiating. Burial will be held at Brookside Cemetery in the spring with full Military Honors.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or The Gilbertsville Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 181, Gilbertsville, NY 13776 or the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville, P.O. Box 314, Gilbertsville, NY 13776.

Mary’s family has entrusted her care to the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.

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4:00 PM 2/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/7/2019 6:00:00 PM
Johnston Funeral Home

60 Broad Street
PO Box 750
Morris, NY 13808

Johnston Funeral Home
60 Broad Street Morris 13808 NY
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1:00 PM 2/8/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville

9 Marion Dr.
PO Box 314
Gilbertsville, NY 13776

First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville
9 Marion Dr. Gilbertsville 13776 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Gilbertsville Emergency Squad

PO Box 181
Gilbertsville, NY 13776

First Presbyterian Church

PO Box 314
Gilbertsville, NY 13776

American Cancer Society

PO Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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