Alma L. Knowles
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age 95, passed away Thursday April 18, 2019. Formerly of Fort Smith, Arkansas and a Gary resident for over 60 years. Alma retired from Carrie Gosch Elementary School in East Chicago, Indiana, A member of Tuskegee Alumni Club, Gary, Indiana chapter; choir director, organist and pianist at St. Phillip Lutheran Church, Gary, IN. She is survived by Horace Knowles; loving daughters Bobbi (Alan), Lorelei, Felicia and Rhonda; cherished granddaughter LaTrice and grandson James (Dawn); 2 great grandchildren; nieces Renee, Kathy and Wynetca; nephews Hilton (Carole) and Terry (Mona) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday April 26, 2019 from 12noon -8:00p.m. with family hours 6-8:00p.m. Funeral services Saturday April 27, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church 2235 W. 10th Avenue. Pastor Delwyn Campbell officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Apr. 21, 2019.
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April 29, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Bobbi and sisters. I know the love of a mother. Cherish the memories of your loving mother.
Michael Harris, Ph.D.
April 29, 2019
Michael Harris PhD
April 27, 2019
My deepest condolences to your family. I lost my mother in 2014 so I feel your pain. May God continue to keep you strong and a close family.
Vin Rosé Buckhalter
April 27, 2019
To my family, neighbors, my sisters, my friends years may wipe out many things, but never will it erase the happy days with your Mother when all of you were together. There are childhood memorys that I will never forget even up until my adulthood when I was going through some difficult times in my life. Momma Knowles would talk to me about her life on how she made it through on down to taking care of her parents and her sister. She was faithful to the end. One day my Mother Annie-Riley Taylor, whom was living at the time, came outside and they both began to encourage me on that day telling me to always put God first, let nothing stand in the way of my relationship with God and everything is going to work out for my good.I will always be thankful for their words of encouragement, wisdom and comfort. They hug me and said everything is going to be alright. Two wise women they were. They displayed there love over the years. Momma Knowles gave back to those who helped her along the way; she never forgot where she came from. She shaped the world with work, wisdom, and her goodness. That was just a part of her spirit. She was thoughtful and kind. Bobbi, Lorelei, Felicia, and Rhonda: you are the best daughters any Mom would love to have. Through the sweat, the tears, the fears, the joy, the laughter, the good , the bad, the pain, even through the difficult decision making for the right choices for your Moms care. Never ever carry any kind of guilt; you did what was best for your Mom. I watched all of you over the years and I can truly say you did and excellent job in caring for your Mom. Believe me when I say she was so happy to call you her daughters. You are the best sisters and friends anybody would like to have and I thank you all for just being you. I asked God to give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. You gave your many years of quality care. Your Mom wanted nothing but the best for her girls who have blossom into beautiful women inside and out. You were good examples on how to be excellent daughters. You went above and beyond the call of duty. We can say job well done! As I write with tears streaming down my face, Momma Knowles will be truly missed. She will be eternally loved, remembered, and thought of always! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Mr Knowles, Bobbi, Lorelei, Felicia, Rhonda, Latrice, James (Dawn) great-grandchildren, neices, nephews, great-nieces, great- nephews, family, friends, nurses, doctors, and others. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Momma Alma Knowles. Our thoughts and prayers are truly with you at this time. Your Sister, friend , neighbor, Ms. LaVerne Taylor- Gearring, sons Paul Jr. & Taylor Gearring, The Taylor Family, Hilton Nunnery 111 and family, Mige'l Nunnery & family We Love You with all our heart
Laverne Gearring
April 26, 2019
Rhonda, Felicia and the entire family, my deepest condolences are extended to each of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Look to God to lead the way. God bless you all!
Raydonya Hart
April 24, 2019
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April 24, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember well your mom playing the organ st St Phillips...
She and my mom, Geraldine Leek-Thomas can now get together in heaven and are at peace.
You and yours are in my prayers.
Stephanie Thomas
April 24, 2019
To the Knowles family, you're in my prayers. As I also recently lost my Mother, I know the pain and hurt you lovely ladies are feeling at this time. Continue to be the strong, and beautiful ladies, knowing you made your Mother proud.

Robin Golden
April 23, 2019
May God bless you and our family in this time of sorrow. I am so very sorry about the passing of your mom, my aunt. I love all of you, and my prayers go out to all my family. We all have beautiful memories of Aunt Alm. She was another beautiful person God put here to touch our lives in a positive way.
Gwendolyn Griffith
April 22, 2019
To the Knowles family. My heart and prayers are with you. Not as a church family,but a family, which I have known for many years outside of church. We attended school (children) as well. May you know that your mom was an outstanding person who loved everyone and loved the church. I have never heard her complain, but when she did, she spoke and that was that.I will always remember her smile and love for others.
Mary Jones
April 22, 2019
Dear Bobbi, Felecia and Family,
I remember you both from our Andrean High days! I am so sad to learn of your mom's passing, but she has to be proud of her daughters! You were both intelligent and kind young women...who I am sure grew into fine grown women! Felecia you helped me with my math class! I still hate math! But you did a great job as my tutor. I lost my mom 29 years ago and I know that feeling. Believe me when I say your mother has given you everything you need to succeed in life! May your loving memories of your mom and prayer sustain you through these difficult days!
Jessie Diane Jenkins Harvey
April 22, 2019
My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May you be comforted by your cherished memories, as you await the fulfillment of Gods promise to one day be reunited with your loved one again (John 6:40)
April 22, 2019
Sending condolences to my family. May God give you strength in this time of sorrow.
Gabrielle Freeman
April 21, 2019
My condolences to all the Knowels daughters. Your mom was one in 1 million and had a smile to go with that uniqueness. I know your mom was proud of all of her girls. I sincerely loved the way you ladies showed your love for your mom in the many years of giving her quality, loving care In her latter years. May God bless you to receive this loving caring treatment in your latter years from your children or niece and nephew. Your mom was truly blessed to have all of you. All of you you were a shining example of what it means to care for our loved ones. Again my condolences I love you all and I pray for the comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit surrounds you all during this time.

Glenna (Heard)Hamer
Riverdale, Ga.
April 21, 2019
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