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Eleanor Knobloch 1924-2018

GREAT BEND -- Eleanor Knobloch, lovingly known as “Mimi,” passed away on her 94th birthday, April 23, 2018, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.  

She was born April 23, 1924, to John and Manna (Kendrick) Dorn.  Eleanor married Tommy Knobloch Sept. 20, 1944, at Lyons.

Eleanor, a homemaker, had been a resident of Great Bend since February, 1947, coming from Tulsa, Okla.  She was a 1942 graduate of Will Rogers High School, Tulsa, Okla.  She was active on the Barton County Election Board, and attended the First Church of the Nazarene, Great Bend, where she served as an organist and pianist.  Eleanor’s passions included sewing, gardening, cooking, baking, canning, traveling, and her time with her heartbeat at her feet, Harley.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Knobloch and wife Debbie, Bushton; and Alan Knobloch, Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Erdman, Albert; and a granddaughter, Heidi Brittain and husband Rick, Great Bend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy, December 7, 1987; a son, Jon Randall “Randy” Knobloch; and by a brother, Odell Cobb.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at First Church of The Nazarene with Pastor Josh Foster officiating.  Interment will follow at Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, April 27, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., all at Bryant Funeral Home.  Memorial funds have been established with the DAV, Church of the Nazarene Missions or Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

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Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS, 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 27, 2018