|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1904|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2002|
Emma Knoot, 98, of Ottumwa, and formerly of Oskaloosa, died Wednesday evening, December 18, 2002, at her home in Ottumwa. She was born September 27, 1904 at Linneus, Missouri, the daughter of Hendrik and Mary Starkenburg Groenenboom. On February 8, 1927, Emma was united in marriage to Garrett Knoot at Oskaloosa, and he died January 5, 1970. Together they farmed in various places of Mahaska County, and settled north of Rose Hill in 1940. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Oskaloosa, and enjoyed gardening, and raising chickens on their farm. She moved to Ottumwa about 8 years ago.
Emma is survived by a son and his wife, Gerald "Gary" and Glenda Knoot of Fremont; a daughter in law: Frances Knoot of Oskaloosa; a son in law: Loren Lester of Oskaloosa; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son: James H. Knoot; a daughter: Lois Lester; 4 brothers: Bert, Peter, Henry, and Raymond Groenenboom; and 6 sisters: Jennie, Bessie, and Ella Groenenboom, Nellie McGee, Ada Johnston, and Carolyn Dop Johnston.
Funeral services for Emma Knoot will be held Monday, December 23, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel, Oskaloosa, with the Reverend Michael Crouch officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery at Oskaloosa. Visitation will begin Sunday after 10 a.m., and the family will be at the funeral chapel on Sunday 2 ? 4 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church building fund..
Mary Riemka Starkenburg Groenenboom (1871 - 1921)
Garrett Knoot (1906 - 1970)
Gysbertus Groenenboom (1894 - 1978)*
Emma Groenenboom Knoot (1904 - 2002)
Created by: Norman Cross
Record added: Jan 18, 2014
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