Sarah Blanche Votaw Knabe 1913 - 2008 Eudora
Funeral services for Sarah Blanche Votaw Knabe, 94, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hesper Friends Church in Eudora. Burial will follow in Hesper Cemetery in rural Douglas County. Mrs. Knabe died Monday, July 28, 2008, at Medicalodge of Eudora. She was born Sept. 26, 1913, in Eudora, the daughter of Irvin and Myrtle Hayes Votaw. She graduated from Eudora High School and attended nursing school at Research Hospital in Kansas City. Mrs. Knabe worked as a farmer and homemaker for her family. She was a member of the Hesper Friends Church and Extension Home Unit.She married Herbert Leroy Knabe on Sept. 15, 1935. He died Sept. 10, 1982. Survivors include a son, Richard Knabe and wife Linda, Eudora; a daughter, Twilla Eisele and husband Karl, Wellsville; five grandchildren, Karla Osborn, Keith Knabe, and Russell, Loren and Edwin Eisele; 10 great-grandchildren, AJ, Will and Audrey Osborn, Dustin and Kevin Webb, Cortlyn, Faith and Brin Eisele, and Spenser and Lance Eisele; and a brother, Everett Votaw, Eudora.Friends may call from noon to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel, where the family will receive them from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The family suggests memorials to Hesper Friends Church or Medicalodges of Eudora, sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Knabe.