Wayne Richard MOUNT was born Private. Karen Lee KNIBBS, daughter of George Garold KNIBBS and Janet BARGER , was born 13 May 1954 in Morris, Grundy County, Illinois, USA. She died 18 June 2018 in Morris, Grundy County, Illinois, USA.


Marriage/Union Events for Wayne Richard MOUNT\Karen Lee KNIBBS:

Other Marriages/Unions for Karen Lee KNIBBS:
See Daniel Bruce COOPER & Karen Lee KNIBBS


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Notes for Karen Lee KNIBBS:

I understand from Jean Knibbs, the widow of Gordon Charles Knibbs, that Karen has 2 daughters and a son.
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From the Morris Daily Herald, Saturday, September 24, 1960:
Karen Knibbs, 6, daughter of the Garold Knibbs, rural Gardner, was hospitalized when she fractured both forearms in a fall from a slide at school.

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Morris Daily Herald Newspaper Archives, April 01, 1974:
Bridal shower fetes: Miss Karen Knibbs. A bridal shower honoring Miss Karen Knibbs was held Sunday. March 24. at the Verona United Methodist Church. Hostesses were Mrs. Harry Roe, Mrs George Sutton, Mrs Dan Beal and Mrs Dean Starks On arrival the honoree, her mother, Mrs. Garold Knibbs, and the prospective bridegroom’s mother, Mrs. Alex Cooper, were presented with daisy corsages in the bride-to-be’s chosen colors. Prizes were given to Mrs. Margaret Dix, Miss Valarie Hansen. Mrs. John Grace, Mrs. Donald Finch and Miss Judy Sutton. The door prize was won by Miss Jennie Finch. Duplicates were given the honored guest. Assisting her in opening her gifts were her attendants. Miss Knibbs will become the bride of Dan Cooper of Braidwood in the Verona United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Friday. No invitations have been sent. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the wedding and reception which will be held following the ceremony at Friendship Hall in Coal City.

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From the Free Press Newspaper, 22 June, 2018:
Karen Mount
VERONA—Karen Lee (nee Knibbs) Mount, 64, of Verona, passed away Monday, June 18 , 2018 at Morris Hospital.
She was born May 13, 1954 in Morris to Garold and Janet (nee Barger) Knibbs. She graduated from Mazon-Verona-Kinsman High School. Karen continued her education and became a nurse working for Dr. Charles Comfort in Mazon and later Dr. Philomena Francis in Dwight until her retirement. Her family describes Karen as a laid back and sweet lady. They feel she was one of a kind and that God broke the mold after he made her. She enjoyed reading and taking walks. Most of all, she was completely devoted to her family.
She is survived by her children, Amie DePodesta, of Coal City; Josh Cooper, of Verona and Ashlee (Daniel) LaMarr, of Gilman; her grandchildren: Bailey and Delaney DePodesta and Daniel LaMarr; Eric DePodesta, of Coal City; siblings, Kandy (Tom) Cromwell, of Mazon; John (Sheila) Knibbs, of Missouri and Robert (Carol) Knibbs, of Verona and her step-sister, Debbie (Bill) Okopski, of Naperville.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Janet; her father, Garold; her step-mother, Helen Knibbs and her sister in infancy, Lisa Knibbs.
Memorial donations may be made to the Coal City Fire Department, 35 S. Dewitt St., Coal City, IL 60416 or Grundy County Community Volunteer Hospice Lending Closet, 518 W. Illinois Ave., Morris, IL 60450.
A private burial service will be held at Ward Cemetery in Verona. Pastor Tyler Carrell will officiate.

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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at  Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Karen.

Sources for Karen Lee KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Gordon Charles Knibbs family from Durango, CO.,
  2. Rumney Web Pages/Theodore Metcalf Book,