I was a former nurse of hers in Muskegon and have always had great espect for her. She will be sadly missed. MaryAnn - Muskegon MI
Paula was my doctor for 16 years, from age 16 to 32. She helped me navigate the rocky road from teen to adult to mother, birthing my son in 1986. Paula will never really be gone because I will always remember her. She was not only my doctor, she was my friend.
She cared for me and my mom while in muskegon. When my mom became incapacited she would come to my home to care for her every other Friday. She was a great physician and a wonderful friend. JoAnn of muskegon mi
Saddened to hear of Dr. Knabe's passing. She was the best Dr. I have ever had. Caring, compassionate, patient and thorough. My health was her true concern when I came to see her. She will be greatly missed!
It's so sad to see an very good and warm-hearted Dr. pass away. Dr. Knabe you was not only my mothers Dr. you was also a lovely person to work with. May you rest in peace. You will be truly missed. Love, Shalena M.
It was an honor to work with Dr. Knabe for the past 5 1/2 years. She was an unfaltering, generous, dedicated physcian & teacher.
I adored her witty humor. We jokingly dared each other to wear knee high pantyhose (rolled down around our ankles) with our skirts/dresses. This,technically, complies with the work "dress code" but in a passive-aggressive behavior.
Paula, you will be greatly missed & always remembered. I wear my knee high pantyhose proudly in honor of you.
Paula will be missed. my prayers are with her family and friends.
My favorite doctor in the whole world. She became a confidante and friend. She was my personal physician and she truly respected me as a person. She would chase me down if I did not follow her plan and wanted to know why. Of course she would guide without force. I can add my personal experience to all the wonderful things already spoken and say how much I will miss her presence. I rest assured of her eternity with God. What an example she was for all of us!!!
Dr Knabe was a wonderful physician, teacher and colleague. She will be greatly missed by many.
Paula, my dearest friend,
As I sat outside this morning thinking about you and listening to the sound of the world waking up, I realized how close you are still to me in my heart. I also know that heaven has gained an angel and that made me happy. I can see in my mind your gentle,kind and caring smile for all those whose life you have touched including mine. I have been blessed to have had you as my friend in the last few years and will always cherished the memories we have shared together. Your genuine compassion, dedication and generosity to your patients and co-workers have not been unnoticed. I will always cherish our last few weeks together and will not forget how you always were concerned for my well being even when things were not easy for you. You have shown me what true courage and hope was all about and I shall not ever forget. Thank you Paula for all the good and not so good times that we shared together but that is what life is all about and you have lived it very well. I shall miss seeing you but also know that you will always be in my heart and that you will watch over us from above.
To Sherril and Chuck and Otis and Cathy and Leon and Jan and all your families, and Izora, God bless you and give you peace through this difficult time. Paula will be greatly missed by all. Love, Jacqueline
I've known Paula since 1977 when she came to Muskegon. Not only was she our Dr but a good friend and dive buddy. We went to Egypt together and had a ball. She will be truly missed.Vickie and Wayne Harkema (Nunica, Mi).
What a huge loss to Wichita and those who loved Dr Knabe. She was a wonderful Doctor and a compassionate person.
With Prayers for the family and patients.
Frank Galbraith DPM + Staff
I am grateful for the many memories of working with Dr. Knabe in Mi and here in Wichita, KS. You will be missed by many residents and faculty far and wide. You were a compassionate and caring lady. And we really enjoyed working with you.
Dr. Paula Knabe and I were classmates at Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine. We were colleagues, partners, and friends. When I came to Muskegon, Paula and I shared coverage. Later she became my partner in the Family Medicine Residency. After working with her for 20 years I can say she is one of the finest physicians and medical educators I know. She took the difficult cases and remediated the most challenging residents. She was dedicated to her students and especially her patients. Those patients who were fortunate enough to have her as a family physician will never forget her thoroughness, her care and her compassion. I will always remember Paula for her integrity, her professionalism, her dedication, and her friendship. The highest compliment I can give Paula is to thank her for the outstanding care she provided to my wife and children. She was our family physician and the care she provided was unmatched. My life was better because of Paula as were the lives of many of her patients in Muskegon. Thank you my friend.
David Dora, D.O.
Dan and I are grateful for our friendship with Paula. We shared a passion for the ocean through our diving. Such a patient, gentle, kind,and wise woman. We were hoping for another dive together in Cozumel this November. Instead we will dive for her, in her honor. Peace be with you Paula. Until we meet again. God's Blessings and Peace to your family.
May God give you comfort at this sad time of your sister's passing. Please know that your friends care and are praying for you and your family,
There are so many wonderful memories of Paula that will always be a part of my life and who I am. She will always be in my heart. My thought and prayers to her family and all of those who have had their lives touched by this beautiful soul.
Otis, so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. I will be praying for you and your family.
Dr. knabe was a great doctor, teacher, friend and co worker. She will be greatly missed.
A wonderful caring woman, and a gentle spirit who will be missed. Godspeed Dr Knabe.. You and your kind smile will always remain in my memories!! Many residents were very fortunate to have grown from the knowledge you so graciously provided them!
Dr. Knabe was an amazing doctor and most importantly an amazing person. She was always someone to talk to. She will truly be missed.
I feel so blessed to have known you and been able to work with you.
Your stories, and Your warmness and generosity opened my eyes to the happiness that still exists in this world.
Meagan Denton - co worker via christi
I'll miss you and hearing of your many wonderful adventures. What a special person. God bless you dearly.
Dr. Knabe, I will miss you so much. You are an inspiration to everyone you came in contact with at work and so generous and kind at all times. You are forever in the hearts of everyone.
Helen Cooper, co-worker, Alva, OK
Paula you will be missed immensely. I feel very fortunate to you a friend and collegue.
We're definitely going to miss her a lot! Lot's of love and support to all our relatives in the Wichita area.
A dedicated physician and teacher. I am saddened to hear about Dr Knabe's passing.
I am saddened by the loss of Dr. Knabe. She was the most wonderful, generous person I have ever met. I loved working with her in the residency program in Muskegon. I am so happy that I got to spend time with her in April when she visited Muskegon.
My thoughts and prayer are with her family.
Dr.Knabe was a very doctor, listener & friend. She will be missed dearly. Her compassion for her patients & our staff can not be measured. She brought so much to our Via Christi Family Medicine Clinics (SF&SJ) that will be missed but definitely never forgotten. Thank You Dr.Knabe for being there when I had the Twins -I could not have do it without you. Dr.Knabe's family are in my thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.
Sherry Roniger, Co-Worker, Wichita, KS
I will miss you Dr Knabe, but we will meet again. Thank you for your friendship. You were very kind to me. AMBER
Izora, Sherril, Otis & Leon, Sorry to hear of Puala's passing. It's been many years but, I have lots of childhood memories as neighbors and playmates in Madison, Ks. May God Bless your family through this difficult time.
The world has lost a great teacher and friend.
Due to Claudia's health, we are unable to travel at this time.
We are saddened at the loss of Paula. Our thought and prayers are with you, Sherril, Otis, Leon and your families.
Raymond & Claudia Reust
So sorry to hear of Dr. Knabe's death. She will certainly be missed. May the family find comfort in Isaiah 61:1,2.
Dr. Knabe will be missed more than words can describe. She was a true friend and a wonderful co-worker to all of us who worked with her. She will always be in my heart. She had such a soft side to her when i needed someone to talk to. She never missed a time to say something nice to me when I was feelin down. She was like a breath of fresh air! Goodnight dear friend!.. Jessie Cobb
I am saddened at hearing of Dr Knabe's passing. I am a Family Physician in Muskegon for the past 27 years, and Dr Knabe helped to train me. we actually shared call together for a few years in my early practice. I treasure my memories-always generous with her time to teach. We lived close to her home and made it clear that my family could use her pool to swim anytime-that is just the way she was. A remarkable model of a caring and genuine physician. I will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers from my family to yours.
My thoughts and prayers to Paula's family. I went to school with Paula in Derby, Kansas and was so sorry to hear of her passing.