Emily Marie Knuckles, 74, a lifetime resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at her home.
Mrs. Knuckles was born May 16, 1938, in Parma, Mo. She was a cook for the Missouri Youth Services and enjoyed cooking and being with family and bowling. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her children, Kathy Wooten and husband, Keith, of Grandin, Mo., Thomas Knuckles Jr. and wife, Robin, of Ellsinore, Mo., Billy Knuckles and Carla Knuckles, both of Poplar Bluff, Joyce Green (honorary daughter) of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Wilma Teachener of Poplar Bluff, Mary Riley and husband, Mickey, of Malden, Mo., Carol Todd and husband, Jerry, of Tiptonville, Tenn.; three brothers, Chester Daves, Freddie Daves and wife, Sharon, and Marvin Berry and wife, Robin, all of Poplar Bluff; grandchildren, Kasie Knuckles, Thomas A. Knuckles and Emily Knuckles, all of Poplar Bluff, and Kristi Law of Neelyville; god-grandsons, Jason Holder of Poplar Bluff and Kyle Holder of Afghanistan; great-grandchildren, Katlyn Burris of Williamsville, Brooklynn Thayer of Grandin, Aubree Knuckles of Poplar Bluff, and Ashley Law and Jacen Litterst of Neelyville; and one great-grandchild, Brendon Wooten (who is on the way); special friends, Donnie Vickery, Betty Richardson and Opal Mowery; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Knuckles was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita K. Knuckles; her parents, Jesse Daves (Dec. 31, 1992) and Alpha (Bridges) Daves Berry (Jan. 12, 1984); one sister, Beulah Reese, and one great-grandchild, Maria Fay Knuckles.
Visitation for Mrs. Knuckles will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel, with the Rev. Shelly Elkins officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.
Online condolences at www. fowlersullivanfuneralhome.com