Violet Bernice Knox
Birth Date: April 13, 1920
Death Date: June 20, 2018
Decatur – Violet Bernice Knox passed into Heaven on June 20, 2018 at Lincolnshire Place, Decatur, IL.
Bernice was born in Peoria, IL, April 13, 1920, the daughter of Kearney C. and Dona (Hopper) Jones. She married Lincoln “Red” Knox on October 9, 1943, in Miami, FL while Red was serving with the United States Navy during WWII. He passed away on June 11, 2006, after 63 years of blessed marriage. She was also preceded in death by her son, Gary, parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Bernice attended Brown’s Business College in Peoria, IL, for two years. She was a longtime member of First Congregational Church, where she was the treasurer for the Women’s Circle and active in many out-reach programs. Bernice and Red volunteered and served for Meals on Wheels.
Bernice enjoyed playing the piano, dancing, golfing, bowling, reading and as a hobby she loved preparing taxes. She and Red participated in Senior Olympics and won many medals. What Bernice loved the most was spending time supporting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving Bernice are her daughter, Belva (Philip Durflinger) Gadlage; daughter-in-law, Vicki Knox; grandsons: Austin (Kim) Knox, Tyler (Whitney) Knox, and Jonathan Hammond; granddaughter, K. C. (Nicholas) Diedrich; eight great grandchildren and sister, Donna Ray Johnson.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 11:30 am until the service time of 12:30 pm at the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 pm at Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria. Memorials may be made to Lost Bridge Great Banquet or American Diabetes Association.
A very special thank you to the Lincolnshire family. We are grateful for your kindness to our “Bernie.”
The family of Violet Bernice Knox is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.moranandgoebel.com.