Rowena Knisley

Rowena Knisley

MONTICELLO – Rowena Knisley, 97, of Monticello passed away at 12:10 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2012, at Sheldon Health Care Center, Sheldon.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Trigg & Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, with Pastor Donald Love officiating. Burial will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sheldon Health Care Center, Chadwick Boys Home or the donor's choice.

Rowena was born Jan. 28, 1915, in Bement, the daughter of Cornelius and Ethel (Barnhart) Sebens. She married Dorman Knisley on Feb. 26, 1939, in Monticello. He passed away Nov. 26, 1988.

Survivors include her children, Darrell (Becky) Knisley of Marengo, Verlyn (Sharon) Knisley of Sheldon and Sheila (Jim) Kirk of Sterling, Va.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; two sisters; and one brother. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Rowena enjoyed traveling and quilting.

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