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Evelyn Louise Knudsen


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Evelyn Louise Knudsen

AGE: 96 • Ocean Grove

Evelyn Louise Knudsen, 96, died peacefully on Saturday October 14, 2017 at Manor by the Sea in Ocean Grove. Born Evelyn Louise Hancher on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1921, in Manhattan, NY to loving parents Arthur and Marie Hancher.  As a young child they moved to East Orange, NJ where she had a wonderful childhood filled with love, music, faith , Church and friends, especially her best childhood "forever friends", Lois Lippincott and Theo Dykstra.  She married "her Joe", Joseph Howard Autenrieth in 1943 and they had two children, Elaine Marie Autenrieth and Howard Dennis Autenrieth and lived in Springfield, NJ for many years.  She married Marvin Knudsen in 1972 and they resided in Ocean Grove.  She has also lived at the Methodist Home, " Francis Asbury Manor" in Ocean Grove for over 20 years.  As a resident there she made Many caring and steadfast friends, was the acting librarian and secretary for the resident council. She shared her love of music on the baby grand piano and chapel organ almost every day and held classes for all interested in one of her hobbies, astronomy, before moving to Manor by the Sea for the last two plus years of her life.  The family lovingly wishes to acknowledge and thank Dr. Jeffrey M. Beal, her family physician for over 30 years since the start of his practice in Ocean Grove, for his exceptional quality care and caring nature.  He was always there with a soft comforting voice and smile, - "Hi Eve", and listening, never being rushed when in his care.  Also the family would like to say thank you for the excellent care she received at Manor by the Sea, by the nurses, aides, and the entire staff who never let her feel alone. While at Manor by the Sea, the Meridian Hospice Nurses, clergy and staff played and indispensable part in her care by being there with genuine kindness and assistance to Eve and her family by keeping in touch with them several times a week and seeing her almost every day. Thank you so much.  As a young adult, after graduating East Orange High School with honors, she worked as a bank bookkeeper and a music teacher, waiting to be accepted to the Julliard School of music.  During her lifetime she has given of herself in many ways.  She was a USO girl based in Newark during World War, II, she wound armature with her mother for the war cause, was a Sunday School Teacher and a girl scout musical assistant.  Eve was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ocean Grove, a life member of the VFW auxiliary of Post 2639 and a member of the American Legion Post 346, both Neptune. In loving Memory she was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Marie Hancher, by her husbands, Joseph Howard Autenrieth and Marvin Maurice Knudsen and by her forever friends, Lois Lippincott, Theo Dykstra and Sarah Mungo.  She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Elaine Poultney and her husband, Paul, by her son, Dennis Autenrieth and his wife, Penny, by her grandchildren, Cynthia Marie Cadiente, and her husband Reynaldo, and Susan Lynn Mungo and her husband, Joseph, by her great grandchildren, Michael Alan Cann, and his wife Sandy, Anthony Michael Mungo, Taylor Lynn Vancour and her husband, Seth, Emily Marie Cadiente and her best friend, Alex Silva, Christopher Matthew Mungo and his wife, Jessica and Marissa Mikayla Mungo, by her great great grandchildren, Elaina Sophia Vancour, Tillie Lynn Vancour, Ava Marie Vancour, Noah Alan Vancour, Brantley Allan Mungo and Leigha Marie Mungo. On a personal heart felt and loving note, your family wishes to say how much we love you, how much happiness you have brought to our lives, how much you have taught us, by "Simple Example" to be the best people we can be. You encouraged us, listened to us, shred with us your smile, laughter, humor, singing, dancing, music and piano, cooking, baking, and hobbies. You shared with us stories of family history and love of God and faith. We are your biggest cheerleaders. "You Go O-NE"!!. You are and will always be our #1 (on-e) and our shining star. We will be loving you always until we meet again and along with a happy smile in our hearts, when thinking of you. Safe journey to the great beyond and "your special star" just for you on your way to heaven and the good Lord God, you love so much. Never a goodbye, just a "To-Da - Loo" and a curtsy to you. Jesus Loves you, yes we know, Amen. Relatives and friends may call on Friday October 20 from 4-6 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with interment following at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of sending flowers to the funeral home, please send happy colored flowers, to Manor by the Sea, Floor 2 West, 160, South Main Street, Ocean Grove or to Meridian Hospice 1340 Campus Parkway Wall, NJ.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2017
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