Evelyn Knowles


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Posted Online: Nov. 13, 2012, 4:40 pm
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Evelyn J. Knowles, 84, of Moline, died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
A graveside service will be held at noon Friday, Nov. 16, at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Those wishing to attend should meet at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline, at 11:30 a.m. A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Park Side Grill, 2307 5th Ave., Moline. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to her family or the American Diabetes Association.
Evelyn was born on June 10, 1928, in Le Claire, the daughter of Milo and Vera H. Livingston Rock. She married Loyd J. "Whitey" Knowles on April 15, 1951, in Moline. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1996.
She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. For 14 years she worked as a crossing guard for the city of Moline. Evelyn was a life member of PTA and past president of PTA at the former Grant School.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Plymouth, Ill., and the DeMolay Mothers. Evelyn enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and canning. She loved her whole extended family and beloved dog, Peanut, very much.
Survivors include, her daughters, Theresa Knowles, Moline, Melodie (Joe) Raposa, Santa Clara, Calif., Joy (Earl) Christian, Aurora, Colo.; sons, Milo Loyd (Jean) Knowles, Bettendorf, and Cyriel Knowles, Fresno, Calif.; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting her obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.







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