Lola Mae Knox, 93, of Fisher IL passed away on December 14, 2022, at Gibson Area Hospital Annex where she had been a resident for 9 years.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 20 at Dewey Community Church, Dewey IL. Pastor Neal Hauser will officiate. A visitation will be held from 4-6 PM on Monday, December 19 and from 9:30-10:30 AM the day of the funeral, also at Dewey Community Church. Burial will take place at East Bend Cemetery in rural Fisher.
Lola was born on March 21, 1929, on the family farm in Brown Township near Fisher, IL, the youngest daughter of Jake B and Amelia Ingold Heiser. She married Roy E Knox on May 26, 1950 at East Bend Mennonite Church near Fisher, IL.
Surviving are her loving husband and one son, David (Connie) Knox of Gibson City, IL. Also surviving are two grandchildren Sara (Keith) Neubert of Clearwater, FL and Jason (Tiffany) Knox of Lexington, KY. She was blessed to have six great-granddaughters: Kaitlyn and Meredith Neubert as well as Hanna, Abbie, Eliza, and Norah Knox. She is also survived by two sister-in-laws, Edith (Heiser) Zehr and Mary Ann Heiser, her dear friend Marta Knox, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle and Harold Heiser, and one sister, Mildred (Heiser) Emerson.
Lola attended Allison school near Fisher, IL and was a member of Dewey Community Church. She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an excellent cook as well as a seamstress. Other hobbies included knitting, crocheting, candle making, scrap booking, and working in her yard. A hobby that she and her husband enjoyed together was Southern Gospel Music. They travelled to many concerts as far away as North Carolina to hear their favorite groups. You could hear Southern Gospel music playing on most any day if you went to their house, and she was singing right along with it. This music about God’s love and heaven brought her great joy for many years.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Gibson Hospital Annex for their loving care of Lola during her stay there - you are truly a blessing.
Donations in Lola’s memory may be made to Dewey Community Church Music Department or the Gibson Hospital Annex.