Jean Knisely

August 10th



Jean Knisely, 91, of Syracuse, IN passes away on August 8, 2015 at the IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born on August 3, 1924 in Peru, IN to James & Elva (Miles) Connell. On September 19, 1952 she married Orville Knisely who preceded her in 1972. She was a Syracuse resident since 1948 coming from Ft. Wayne. She retired from the accounting department at Liberty Homes after 26 years. She was a longtime member of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church where she was a member of the church choir. She was also a member of the Syracuse Mothers Club. She is survived by her 2 sons – Orville Lynn (Barbara) Knisely of Chrubusco, and Richard James “Jamie” (Renee) Knisely of Pierceton. 1 daughter – Mrs. Michael (Rebecca) Harris of New Paris. 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband and 1 sister Kate Connell. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Eastlund Funeral Home. Services will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 11 am at the St. Andrews United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Neff officiating. Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrews United Methodist Church.




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