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Geraldine Knoke

February 10, 1924 — February 2, 2016

M. Geraldine "Jerry" Knoke, 91, of Eureka, passed away at 4:25 a.m., Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at Maple Lawn Health Center.

She was born February 10, 1924 in Plymouth, IL to Paul and Mary (Downing) McDonald. She married Robert W. Knoke on October 5, 1966. He died October 5, 1985. She is also preceded in death by her parents, 1 son Dennis Prunty, and 1 sister Rosabelle Hinnen.

Surviving is 1 brother Roger (Toni) McDonald of St. George, UT; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Jerry worked several different jobs before retiring but was always a dedicated homemaker.

She was a member of Eureka United Methodist Church. She enjoyed listening to music, especially Big Band music, and she loved to play cards and knit.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Memorial Hall at Maple Lawn. Rev. Doane Brubaker will officiate. Visitation will be one half hour prior to services from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Cremation will be accorded and burial of her ashes will be in Olio Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Maple Lawn Health Center or Eureka United Methodist Church. Online tributes and condolences may be made at


FEB 6. 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CST)

Maple Lawn Homes Memorial Hall
Eureka, IL

Memorial Service

FEB 6. 10:30 AM (CST)

Memorial Hall-Maple Lawn Health Center
700 North Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530

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