MEGAN V. KNISLEY (Updated Arrangements)

Megan V. Knisley, 64, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 9:45 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since April 27, 2017.

Megan was born November 26, 1953, in Alliance, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Ned Darwin and Roxanna Tootle Abbott. She was a 1972 graduate of Washington Senior High School and attended Ashland College. She was a lifelong resident of this community.

She had formerly been a clerk at Murphy Mart and K-Mart and a secretary at Sollars Brothers, Inc.  Before her retirement in 2011, she had been an aide in the multi-handicapped classes at the Washington Middle School and Belle-Aire Elementary school for 18 years.

Megan was a member of the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church where for many years she served as church treasurer.  She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. (Kenny) Knisley whom she married October 27, 1979; four children, Amanda Knisley of Washington Court House and her boyfriend, Brett Hamilton, Jason Knisley and his wife, Beth, of Washington Court House, Amy Oakes and her husband, Richard, of Urbana, Ohio and Justin Knisley of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Addison and Mason Yahn, and Evynne Mossbarger, all of Washington Court House and Greyson and Kinleigh Oakes of Urbana and another grandchild on the way; and a brother, Thomas Abbott from the state of Washington.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.

A gravseside service will be held Friday, August 24, 2018, at 12 Noon at the Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Steven A. Watters, former pastor at the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be under the directions of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio  43221.

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  • Marlene & Rick Martindale says:

    So sorry to hear of Megan’s paasing. We were also members of the class of ’72. Always hard to hear of the passing of a classmate. She will be missed

  • Amy Knisley says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Megan at Belle Aire Elementary. She was so patient and kind with the students she worked with. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed.