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UNADILLA - Lila L. (Ward) Knowlton of Unadilla, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, and was reunited with her beloved husband, R. Gilbert Knowlton, who predeceased her in 1998 after 43 years of marriage.
She is survived by her loving family, three devoted children and their spouses, Michael (Debra) Knowlton, Sherry (John) Dee and Mark (Deborah) Knowlton; 12 grandchildren who adored her and will always remember "cousin time" and Spaghetti Night at 3 Teller St., Sara (Jason) Wanaselja, Mathew, Allen, Christopher, Elijah, Nicholas and Xavier Knowlton, Daniel (Amy), Ted and Brad Burke, Christy (William) Naugle and Brian Knowlton; six precious great-grandchildren, who Lila stated "filled her heart with joy," Lily, Miranda, Patricia, Hunter, Marlee and Parker. Her two loving brothers and their spouses also survive her, Lloyd and Margaret Ward of Delaware and Loren and Dorothea Ward of Bainbridge; along with many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who always stayed near and dear to her heart.
Lila truly made a difference in the lives of many children, youth and young people, many of whom loved and fondly called her grandma.
Funeral services will be at at 3 p.m. Tuesday, at the Unatego Community Church, 290 Main St. Otego.
Burial will be in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, at the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home, 123 Main St. Unadilla.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Youth for Christ-Unadilla Ministry P.O. Box 362 Oneonta, NY 13820.
Online condolences may be made at www.wmaddenfh.com.
Arrangements are by the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home of Unadilla.
Published on July 9, 2017
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