Virginia Anne Knisely passed away peacefully on March 20th, 2016, at her home in Stoney Creek, TN. Born on April 15th, 1941, in Springfield, MA, Virginia lived a long, fruitful life and spent most of it in California, Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee. She attended UCLA as an English major, following her passion for the arts. Playing the piano, painting, gardening, baking, and cooking were some of her favorite activities, many of which she has passed along to her children and grandchildren. Her other hobbies included reading, raising Boston Terriers, and accruing a large collection of tea pots.
Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Patricia Mairs. Virginia is survived by her husband, Kenneth Knisely, and her five children and their families: Eddie and Karen Gates, Debbie Gates Shaw, Robert and Darlene Gates, Lisa Gates, and Cheryl and Craig Brunelle. Virginia also had 11 grandchildren and four siblings, Jim Mairs, Bruce Mairs, Robin Bogner and Lizabeth Samuelson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Virginia’s loving and caring spirit continues on even after her death, as she has selflessly donated her body to the ETSU James H. Quillen College of Medicine. Her family will have a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers Virginia’s family has requested that any donations be made in her honor to the Susan D. Crum Foundation, 615 W. Main Street, Greeneville, TN 37743, an organization that provides financial assistance to local women battling breast cancer.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
|Wanted you to know you have been in my thoughts
and prayers during this time of loss. Phil 4: 13
God Bless !!!|
|That mischievous spark in her eyes. The knowing half laugh-
half chuckle. I remember the day she announced the cancer
was back & moving fast. How does such bravery come from
such a small person?! She taught us how to face death with
grace. Always had a smile for visitors. Never complained.
What amazing strength! I will honor my friend every day by
being a little bit more like her. Donating her body to research is
inspiring! She would have liked the charity the family
suggested. I hope they get lots of donations in her honor.
Thank You Ginny for being my friend. |
||Cheryl and Craig Brunelle
|Heaven gained another angel. We will miss you
||Ken S. Knisely
|I MISS YOU SWEETHEART. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ON MY MIND. YOU WAS MY WIFE AND MY BEST FRIEND. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU FOREVER & EVER. AMEN Ken|
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