Evelyn Ida Knabenshue

Evelyn Ida Knabenshue, 91, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at Mansfield Place of Philippi, W.Va.

She was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Upshur County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Carroll and Virginia Westfall Karickhoff.

On April 29, 1947, she married Johnie Knabenshue who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, John Michael Knabenshue and wife Lue of Buckhannon, Thomas Patrick Knabenshue and wife Becky of Bridgeport, W.Va. and Timothy Kirk Knabenshue and wife Karen of Buckhannon; one daughter, Johnna Carol “Cookie” Lowther and husband Wayne of Buckhannon; grandchildren, John Knabenshue and wife Becky, Mike Lowther, Krista, Karissa and Kirk Knabenshue all of Buckhannon, Jed Knabenshue of Key West, Fla., Jeremy Knabenshue and wife Cassie of Fayetteville, N.C., BJ Knabenshue and wife Traci of Morgantown, W.Va. and Cara Napier and husband Malcolm of Las Vegas, Nev.; great grandchildren, Sierra Lowther of Weston, W.Va., Kayla, Reagen and Madison Knabenshue all of Buckhannon, Lily, Derrick and Hera Knabenshue all of Fayetteville, Lukas and Nora Knabenshue both of Morgantown; beloved dog, Katie; nieces, Sharon Nilsen, Tonia Earley, Coral Wichard, Heather Stewart and Debra Smith; nephews, Jay and Steven Karickhoff;  sisters-in-law, Mary Karickhoff and Barbara Knabenshue.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Karickhoff, and one brother-in-law, Howard Knabenshue.

Mrs. Knabenshue attended Heaston United Methodist Church in Hodgesville, W.Va. and she worked as a Teller at Adrian Buckhannon Bank.

Friends will be received Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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