We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Esther Mae Knowles

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We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Esther Mae Knowles

A funeral will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 for 90 year old Esther Mae Knowles of Chester, IL who died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at her residence.

Esther was born July 25, 1922 in Sesser, IL, the daughter of Rev. Mayo and Beulah (Renfro) Bowles. She married William G. Knowles on January 18, 1946 in Mayfield, KY and he preceded her in death on April 25, 1985.

Survivors include three children, William Dean Knowles and Jacqualine Ann Achuff both of Chester, IL and Sharon Kay Purdy of Maryville, IL. One brother, Louis "Tubby" Bowles of Lebanon, IL. One sister in law, Betty Anna Limestall of Waterloo, IL. 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and one great-great grandson.

Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Friday, January 11, 2013 and from 7:30am to 1pm Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A funeral for 90 year old Esther Mae Knowles of Chester, IL will be at 1pm Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Rev. Zolia Marty officiating.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, IL.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.