Imogene Wiseman Knowles
By Kim Swindell Wood | November 7, 2017 11:50 am
Imogene Wiseman Knowles, 90, passed away peacefully, Nov. 6, 2017, at Southern Manor, in Winchester.
Mrs. Knowles was born Dec. 7, 1926, the daughter of David Wiseman and Johnie Wright Edwards Wiseman. She was raised in the Harmony community outside of Winchester.
Mrs. Knowles loved children and taught young children’s Bible classes at Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church. After marrying Lloyd, she became a member at First Methodist Church, in Sparta.
After a career in banking, she married Lloyd J. Knowles, in 1969. With his work, they traveled throughout the United States and made many friends with whom they corresponded. They also made many friends through gospel singings. They had a box for many years at the Shelbyville Horse Show.
Mrs. Knowles was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother-in-law, Robert Lyle Custer.
Survivors include her sister, Margaret Wiseman Custer; her brother, D.G. Wiseman and wife Lorena; and nieces and nephews, David (Christy) Wiseman, Margaret Lyle (Douglas) Downs, Clare Wiseman, Bob (Ann) Wiseman, Melissa Custer, Melba Gene Custer, Jean Ann (Mark) Andrews, and Buddy Knowles.
She was also beloved by the next generation of great-nieces and great-nephews who added another generation to the family circle: Anna, Jacob, David, Lyndsay, Jonathan, Alex, Andrew, Michael, and Kate. She was also blessed to live long enough to see the great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m., Nov. 8, 2017, at Watson North Funeral Home, in Winchester. Dr. Joseph Butler will officiate services at 6 p.m.
Graveside service will be held, in Sparta, on at 11 a.m., Nov. 9, 2017, at Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Douglas Downs will officiate.
The family would like to express its deepest appreciation for her caregivers and the staff at Southern Manor for their devoted care and compassion.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Harmony Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Billy Taylor, 11756 Lynchburg Rd., Winchester, Tennessee 37398 or Mt. Gilead Cemetery Trust, c/o Linda Young, 745 Hensley Chapel Road, Sparta, Tennessee 38583.
Watson North Funeral Home, in Winchester, is in charge of arrangements.