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Mary I. Knox


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Mary I. Knox Obituary
Mary I. Knox 1920 - 2018
Springfield, IL—Mary I. Knox, 98, of Springfield, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at St. Joseph's Home. She was born February 10, 1920, in Springfield, the daughter of William and Esther (Simpson) Cockayne. She married Robert Knox in 1942; he died in 1970. Mrs. Knox retired from City Water, Light and Power in 1996 after 17 years of service. She was previously employed in the retail business for 30 years, working at Roland's, Robert Brothers and Myers Brothers department stores.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lovisa LeVeque, Alfreda Dorworth, and Elizabeth Denton; and one brother, Robert Cockayne.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Mary loved children, dancing with her dear friend of many years, Bud Hickey, collecting Beanie Babies, and crocheting afghans and baby items.
Visitation: 9:00 – 10:00 am, Friday, September 7, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Celebration of Life: 10:00 am, Friday, September 7, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home - Springfield with Reverend Kathy Noble, Mary's great niece, officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may direct memorial contributions to St. Joseph's Home – 3306 S. 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703.
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Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2018
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