Mary E. Knabe (95) of Effingham


Published on December 8 2018 10:48 am

Mary E. Knabe, 95, died Friday afternoon, December 7, 2018 at her home in Effingham.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham.

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Mary was born on June 4, 1923, in Omaha, NE, the daughter of Mary Ann and Alfred Mangiameli. Mary and Albert Knabe were united in marriage on August 10, 1952 and enjoyed 51 wonderful years of marriage together before his passing on October 20, 2003. Mary was a loving Italian mother and grandmother who made the best spaghetti sauce in the world. Everyone always looked forward to dinner at her house. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Effingham.

Surviving are: sons Tom Knabe and wife Jeanie, Mark Knabe and wife Janet, both of Effingham, and daughter Lisa Knabe of St. Louis; five grandchildren: Justin Knabe and wife Shelby of Ocala, FL, KaeLee (Knabe) Ross and husband Russell of Dunellon, FL, Jenny (Knabe) Weber and husband Blake of Effingham, Joe Knabe and wife Megan of Effingam, and Ethan Knabe of St. Louis, MO; one great-granddaughter and one on the way; several loving nieces and nephews in Effingham and Omaha.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Albert; son Michael; twin baby boys; two grandchildren; and three brothers.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all her wonderful caregivers who made it possible for her to stay in her home.