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Mildred H. Knisely

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YORK Mildred Helen Workinger Knisely, 93, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 6, 2010. Mildred was born on April 30, 1916, in Chanceford Township, to Nettie and W. Collins Workinger. Mildred was the wife of the late Nevin Knisely, who died May 23, 1996. A son, Weldon Knisely died May 23, 1963. Mildred graduated from Red Lion High School in 1932 and from Millersville University with a B. S. Degree. Her graduate work was from Penn State University. Mildred spent 19 ½ years teaching in the rural schools of Windsor Township and Chanceford Township. In 1958 she organized Special Education for Red Lion Area School District. Central School District employed Mildred for Special Education from 1961-63, and as a Reading Teacher from 1963-1966. The York County School Board employed Mildred from 1966-1974 to teach at The Detention Home school during which time The Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12 was formed. When Mildred resigned in 1974 this culminated a teaching career of 33 ½ years. Mildred was a member of Faith United Methodist Church of Hallam, a life member of N.E.A, and a member of NRTA, and had many other affiliations during her lifetime. Mildred was a good friend to many and will be sadly missed. A Memorial Service to celebrate Mildred's life will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Keystone Baptist Church, Dairyland Square, Red Lion. Memorial contributions may be made to Keystone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 72, Red Lion, PA 17356.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 9, 2010