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Kathryn R. "Kathy" Knowles

November 11, 1948 - August 5, 2017

Kathryn “Kathy” Knowles (nee Trotta), 68, of Hoffman Estates / Palatine passed away in Glenview, Illinois on August 5, 2017 after a 2 year battle with ALS / Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Kathryn was born in Chicago, Illinois and served as a teacher for over 20 years.  Kathryn leaves behind her daughter Kimberly Knowl…read more

Kathryn “Kathy” Knowles (nee Trotta), 68, of Hoffman Estates / Palatine passed away in Glenview, Illinois on August 5, 2017 after a 2 year battle with ALS / Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Kathryn was born in Chicago, Illinois and served as a teacher for over 20 years.  Kathryn leaves behind her daughter Kimberly Knowles and son-in law John Cowan, her granddaughter Samantha Cowan, her parents, Joseph and Angeline Trotta; her sister Carol Roberts, her brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Carm Trotta; her nephew Mark Roberts, his wife Michelle Applebee and their two daughters Emma and Alex; her nephew Michael Trotta, and her nieces Lauren Roberts and Dana Trotta and many other dear friends and loved ones.  Kathryn is also survived by her spouse of over 45 years, Fred Calvin Knowles and was preceded in death by several extended family members and her treasured canine companion, Missy Lou Knowles.

 

A celebration of Kathryn’s life will be held on Saturday, August 12th at Smith-Corcoran home in Palatine, Illinois at 185 E. Northwest Highway.  Memorial visitation will be from 10-11:30 am, followed by a memorial service at 11:30 am. To access Kathryn’s memorial website at ForeverMissed.com and share condolences, contact the family at [email protected] for an invitation.  There will also be an opportunity to list your email address at the visitation / service if that is easier for you.

 

If you feel moved to contribute towards a living memorial for Kathryn, please visit http://bit.ly/KathrynKnowlesLivingMemorial.  or mail a donation to Kimberly Knowles  C/O Smith-Corcoran (see the address above). The family appreciates your support during this difficult time and for keeping Kathryn alive in your memories.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Smith-Corcoran Palatine Chapel

185 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Smith-Corcoran Palatine Chapel

185 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

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