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 Brittany Knisley

Brittany Knisley

Death Feb 1995
Burial Pike County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 92768600 · View Source
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Columbus Dispatch, The ( OH ) - February 3, 1995
Deceased Name: John Knisley and Brittany Knisley: FUNERAL IS TODAY FOR CHILDREN KILLED IN FIRE
LATHAM, Ohio - Services will be held at 1 p.m. today for two Pike County children who died in a fire that destroyed their rural home Tuesday.

The funeral for John Knisley, 2, and Brittany Knisley, 18 months, will be at Beavers Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union, with burial at the East Cemetery near here.

Friends may call at the church after 11 a.m.

The Benton Township Fire Department that fought the fatal blaze and the township life squad are taking donations for the victim's parents, David and Julie Knisley, and a surviving child, 6-week-old Isabella.

Donors may call Fire Chief David Marhoover at 1-614-493-2450 or Assistant Chief Marion Massie at 1-614-493-2167.

Marhoover and Massie said Mr. Knisley needs large-size shirts and slacks, with a 36-inch waist and 34-inch inseam. Mrs. Knisley needs large shirts, and size-14 slacks.

Flames trapped John and Brittany on the second floor of their house at 750 Lapperell Rd. about a mile southwest of Latham, firefighters said.

Mr. and Mrs. Knisley were treated at Pike Community Hospital at Waverly . Isabella escaped uninjured.

Firefighter Michael Pearson saw the fire while driving to work about 10:30 p.m. Pearson tried to rescue the trapped children but was driven back by intense heat, Marhoover said.

The cause remains undetermined. Because the fire caused two deaths, the department has asked the state fire marshal's office to investigate.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 92768600
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brittany Knisley (unknown–Feb 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92768600, citing East Cemetery, Pike County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Rita & Lee Gordon (contributor 46554879) .