Mary Lou Knoll

Mary Lou McGahan Knoll, 76, of Idaho Falls, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home. She was under the care of Access Home Health and Hospice.

She was born June 8, 1937, in Germfask, Mich., to Abie Ned McGahan and Flossie Claire Jones McGahan.

She attended school and graduated from Newberry High School in Newberry, Mich.

She married George Charles Knoll on July 9, 1957, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa, Ariz., LDS Temple in 1971.

The major part of her life was spent in the Michigan area until she moved to the West, living in Wyoming, Utah and finally Idaho.

She was a homemaker, mother and excellent wife. She loved to cook and go fishing.

Mary is survived by her husband, George of Idaho Falls; daughters, Melody (James) Grivet of Menan, Idaho, Kathleen Kim (George) Mayne of Cedar City, Utah, Vernice Knoll of Newberry, Mich., and Ann Marie Knoll of North Dakota; sons, George Jake (Denise) Knoll of Casper, Wyo., and Stephen Knoll of Rock Springs, Wyo.; brother, Julias McGahan of Curtis, Mich.; sisters, Verla Burton of Germfask, Mich., and Lena Sutton of Curtis, Mich.; 37 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, six sisters and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Brookview Ward, 1925 E. 49th South. The family will visit with friends from noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Annis-Little Butte Cemetery.

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Published in Post Register on June 11, 2013