Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

December 31, 2012

M. Louise Knolhoff

MT. VERNON — M. Louise Knolhoff, age 80, of Centralia, passed away at 9:17 pm on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at her residence. 

She was born on April 24, 1932, in Boaz, Ky., the daughter of Rooney and Beulah (Cress) Barker. She married Lester “Wes” Knolhoff and he preceded her in death.

Louise is survived by two sons, Stephen Knolhoff and wife Judy of Mt. Vernon and Phillip Knolhoff and wife Mary of Centralia; a brother, Dr. Tom Barker and wife Anita of Highland; a sister, Runell Steele of Sandoval; four grandchildren, Angie Wielt and husband Jeff of Mt. Vernon, Jill Bradford and husband Justin of Mt. Vernon, Taylor Knolhoff of Edwardsville and Jessica Knolhoff of Centralia; four great-grandchildren, Parker Wielt of Mt. Vernon, Ethan Wielt of Mt. Vernon, Maci Knolhoff of Sandoval and Carsun Bradford of Mt. Vernon; and also several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Arthur “Coke” Steele.

Louise was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church; the Friendship Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church; past President of BPW; past Woman of the Year at BPW; a member of the St. Mary’s Hospital Auxilary; a member of the Centralia Airport Board; a member of the Kaskaskia Workshop Board; a member of the Steering Committee for the Centralia Ballonfest; and also volunteered at Relay For Life. She was a longtime area resident, who before retirement had served as vice president at Old National and Mercantile Bank. Earlier she had been office manager at WCNT Radio Station; and a receptionist and assistant for Dr. A.L Spiller.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia with Pastor Mark Girarden officiating. Interment will follow.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the Church. 

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, or to Relay For Life and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at irvinfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 7-23 obit cecil cagle Cecil Cagle Cecil V. Cagle, 74 years and 14 days, of Mt. Vernon, left this world for his heavenly home at 9:12 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born Saturday, July 6, 1940, in Cross County, Ark., the son of Willi

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-23 obit bob sledge Bob Sledge Bob Sledge, 82, of Mt. Vernon, died suddenly Tuesday morning, July 22, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1931, in Dix, the son of George Emery and Mattie (Riley) Sledge. On May 11, 1952, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, he married Dolly Benard a

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-23 obit veda sink Veda Sink Veda Sink, 93, of Benton, passed away Tuesday morning, July 22, 2014, at Stonebridge Senior Living Center in Benton.She was born on Oct.12, 1920, in Wayne County, the daughter of Mason and Wilma (Toombs) Walker. They lived near Burnt Prairie and move

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit herbert newell Herbert J. Newell Herbert Jones Newell age 74, of Waltonville, passed away at 1:44 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.Herbert was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Waltonville, a son of Walter Raleigh Newell, Sr. and Edna Beatric

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Melvin W. Porter Melvin “Mel” W. Porter, 77, of Texico, died at 4:08 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Salem Hospital, Salem. Mr. Porter was born on Jan, 3, 1937, in St. Louis, the son of Ralph Edward Erwin Porter and Opal May (Huff) Porter.He was retired from Granite C

    July 22, 2014

  • 7-22 obit tim wisnewski Tim Wisnewski Tim Ray Wisnewski, 60, of Mt. Vernon, died 6:29 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home in Mt. Vernon. He was born Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1954, in Centralia, the son of Harold G. and Betty R. (Maloy) Wisnewski.Tim attended Jacksonville University in Flori

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit zola collins Zola Collins Zola E. Collins, 91, of Mt. Vernon, died 7:50 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was born Sunday, July 15, 1923, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of William J. and Lillie (Harpoole) Sendelbach. She married Kenne

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit list barrett Lisa Barrett Lisa Dawn Barrett, 44, of Mt. Vernon, died 4:53 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born on Thursday, Dec. 4, 1969, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Kenneth and Ruth Ann (Caupert) Hall. She married Mark B

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit willis harlow Willis "Bill" Harlow Willis Edward “Bill” Harlow, age 89, of Herrin, passed away early Friday morning, July 18, 2014, at Hurricane Creek Assisted Living Center in Herrin.Willis was born in Monmouth on May 31, 1925, the son of Raymond Francis and Maggie Marie (Graves) Har

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit sharon brown Sharon Brown Sharon Kay Brown, age 60, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 12 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Deaconness Hospital in Evansville, Ind.Sharon was born May 17, 1954, in New Mexico, the daughter of Clarence “Bud” and Laytice Joy (Simmons) Hall. She married Ke

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Twitter Updates
Facebook
Stocks