Patricia Knowles

Canton – Patricia Knowles, 85, of Canton, passed away at 7:55 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Graham Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1932 in Canton to Wilbur Dale and Dorothy (Suydam) St. Clair.

Surviving are five children, Dorothy Ishmael of Bartonville, IL, Valerie (Late Roger) Hedges of Canton, IL, Martha (Jerry) Danielson of Canton, IL, Mark (Joyce) Knowles of Newbury Park, CA, and Edward (Lori) Knowles of Liverpool, IL; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wilbur Dale St. Clair Jr.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Arthur Harold Knowles III and Susan Dekker; six grandchildren, Darrell Ishmael, Autumn, Angel, Caleb, Mariah, and Edward Knowles Jr; and one sister, Shirley Beecham.

Patricia worked at Key Industry for 27 years. She loved to do genealogy.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 512 S Main St., Canton, IL. Private burial of ashes will be held St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Canton, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to Graham Hospital Extended Care Activity Fund. To make online condolences you may go to

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3 Responses to Patricia Knowles

  1. Dear cousins, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know she has been through a lot and you will miss her so much. You were so good to her and made sure she knew that you loved her. God Bless You.

  2. Barbara Kuzniar says:

    David and family, Marion and I send our condolences o you all. Keeping you in our prayers
    Barb and Marion.

  3. Larry and Cindy Lawver says:

    I was a cousin by marriage to Pat for many years, she was a kind,caring person that loved her family deeply, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most
    difficult journey.

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