Archive for Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Ima Alta Knudsen

March 14, 2001

Ima Alta Knudsen

1903-2001

Services for Ima Alta Knudsen, 97, Winchester, were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2001, at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, with the Rev. Jay Gideon officiating. Burial was in the Winchester-Wise Cemetery.

Mrs. Knudsen died Thursday March 9, 2001, at Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth.

She was born Sept. 17, 1903, at Belpre, the daughter of Victor A. and Viols Edna Hager Johnson. She had lived in Winchester since 1945 moving there from Kansas City, Kan., where she had lived many years

Mrs. Knudsen was a homemaker and had worked as an aide at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital Annex and Laundry from 1959 to 1969.

She also did volunteer mending for the hospital for many years and was a member of the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Unit. She was a member of the Winchester Christian Church and Ladies Aid Society in Winchester.

She was a charter member of the Davis-Gibson American Legion Post Auxiliary No. 387 in Winchester. She joined in 1948 and was the oldest living member at the time of her death.

Mrs. Knudsen served as a block warden in Kansas City, Kan., during World War II. She had formerly been a member of Eastern Star and the Rebekah lodges both in Kansas City, Kan.

She married Knud Christian Knudsen on Sept. 5, 1923, at Belpre. He died Feb. 27, 1966.

Survivors include two sons, Knud LeRoy Knudsen, Kansas City, Kan., and Robert H. Knudsen, Tonganoxie; a daughter, Imogene L. Reynolds, Winchester; seven grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Davis-Gibson American Legion Auxiliary No. 387, Winchester, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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