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 Robert L. Knifley

Robert L. Knifley

Birth
Knifley, Adair County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Oct 2006 (aged 100)
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 17308722 · View Source
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Robert L. Knifley, 100, of Quincy, and formerly of Franklin, died Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born January 9, 1906, in Knifley, Kentucky, the son of Virgil and Betty Absher Knifley. He married Celia Kathryn Duncheon in 1944, and she preceded him in death in 1957. He later married Dollie Donovan in 1964, and she preceded him in death in 1973.

He is survived by two step-sons, E.A. Donovan of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, and Ted J. (wife, Charlene) Donovan of Jacksonville; two step-daughters, Dolores Edwards of Ashland and Beverly Meadows of Jacksonville; and one sister, Marie, of Athens. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Rollin; and three sisters, Lois, Vida, and Carrie.

Mr. Knifley owned and operated Robert Knifely Trucking and was also contracted with the State of Illinois selling hay and straw to the horse tracks in East St. Louis. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and was a member of AMVETS and the American Legion. He was a very kind and loving man.



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  • Created by: JLM
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17308722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert L. Knifley (9 Jan 1906–3 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17308722, citing Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by JLM (contributor 46860487) .