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Evelyn M. (Mitchell) Knowlton

December 14, 1922 ~ October 25, 2021 (age 98)

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On October 25, at 4:15PM Evelyn Knowlton, of Kirkwood, NY passed away at the age of 98 after a 10 day medical stay at Lourdes hospital. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend to many. Evelyn was born in 1922 to Earl and Erma Mitchell in Montrose PA, one of seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by daughter, Alice Knowlton Withers, husband Nelson, son James Knowlton, wife Beverly, son Kenneth Knowlton, wife Mary, and brother Louis Mitchell, partner Debbie. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren Joanna, Jeff, Bill (wife Debbie), Peter, Jennifer (husband Matthew), Garth, James Jr, Leah, Bruce, Amy, Tim, Beth and 8 great grandchildren who visited often Steven, Jakob, Corina, Dustin, Paige, Shawn, Grant, and Bella. Evelyn was predeceased by husbands, Willard Knowlton and Kenneth Knowlton, and son John Knowlton, brothers and sisters Bruce, Kenneth, Leland, Helen, and Eleanor.

 

In looking back through the years, Evelyn as a single young women met Willard one day walking down a street in Binghamton, NY while she was engaged in her first job as a babysitter. After Willard's untimely death in 1952,  she continued to help provide for her family in many roles including working as a maid in a motel on Upper Court Street, later a plug and wire switchboard operator, and then cashier at Sears and Roebuck Inc. Furthering her career, and her most prestigious and favored position, was initially being a teller at Marine Midland Bank. Through hard work and determination she was quickly promoted to Assistant to the Vice President, where she retired at age 67. Evelyn lived a long life filled with love and happiness to all she encountered. She will be dearly missed by all including her house keeper Chris and care giver Penny.

 Evelyn was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Windsor where her funeral will be held at 12:30 PM Monday November 1. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a gift in Evelyn’s memory to her church at 56  Chapel St. Windsor, NY 13865. Services provided by the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home. Please sign her online guestbook.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 1, 2021

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Windsor United Methodist Church
56 Chapel St
Windsor, NY 13865

Funeral Service
Monday
November 1, 2021

12:30 PM
Windsor United Methodist Church
56 Chapel St
Windsor, NY 13865

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