Mattie Kneece

Mattie Leona Kunkle Kneece, 99, of Newberry, widow of Clarence Kneece, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born on October 5, 1912, in Saluda, she was a daughter of the late James Willie and Ida George Kunkle. Mrs. Kneece was a homemaker and a member of Colony Lutheran Church where she was an honorary life member of WELCA.

Mrs. Kneece is survived by sons, William Preston (Elizabeth) Kunkle, James C. Kneece, Jerry R. (Janice) Kneece and Robert Wayne (Eve) Kneece all of Newberry; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kneece was predeceased by six brothers and sisters, a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, at Colony Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jerry Trantham. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour before the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Colony Lutheran Church, 48 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Pallbearers will be Jason Kneece, Josh Kneece, Kris Kneece, Kyle Kneece, Robert Kneece, Wade Kneece, Billy Kunkle and Kevin Kunkle.

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#18 Rick &Marlene Morris 2012-01-04 23:36
Preston, Wayne, and family, Sorry to hear about your mother's passing. May God comfort you all during this sad time. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
#17 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2012-01-04 14:33
Kathy & Carol,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan and Robbie Koon DeFreese
#16 Connie Rayfield 2012-01-04 11:48
So sorry to hear of your lost. In time, may you find peace.In friendship, Connie A. Rayfield
#15 Debra Perdue 2011-12-30 20:51
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#14 Michelle Bedenbaugh 2011-12-30 13:48
Wayne, Eve, and family;
So sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Mattie. Know that we will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Much love sent to you all.

Michelle, Trey, Tommie Leigh, & Devan
#13 Jordan Cannady 2011-12-29 23:58
Mrs.Kneece was such a sweet lady. I'm going to miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends!
#12 Clyde & Polly Turner 2011-12-29 23:05
So sorry to hear of your loss . Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold on to and cherish the memories you have of your loved one.
#11 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-12-29 15:43
Our family offers our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mrs. Kneece. A wonderful lady is at Peace. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#10 Donna Jacobs 2011-12-28 19:05
Eugene and I extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. May God go with you.
Donna and Eugene Jacobs
#9 Brenda Smith 2011-12-28 19:01
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Aunt Mattie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love, James Olin and Brenda
#8 Wendy Sease 2011-12-28 18:46
Mr.Preston, Mrs. Elizabeth and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God hold you all in his hands and give you comfort, strength and peace! Wendy and David Sease, Makenzie, Zander and Abigail
#7 Dean Cotney 2011-12-28 15:58
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#6 jimmy mckinney 2011-12-28 15:32
Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you.Jimmy Mckinney and Family
#5 Dale & Sharon Cromer 2011-12-28 13:28
We were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Mattie's passing. She was truely a special person to us all! You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
May God Be With Your Family During This Difficult Time,
Dale and Sharon Cromer & Family
#4 Melony Fellers 2011-12-28 11:38
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#3 Gayle Metts 2011-12-28 10:55
James and family So sorry to hear of your loss. Pray God gives all of you the comfort to get you through this time. You all are in my thoughs and prayers
#2 Lee and Pat Turner 2011-12-28 10:48
You have our deepest sympathy in your loss. May God give you Peace with his assurance that He is always with you.
#1 Willie Johnson 2011-12-28 10:22
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Willie and Marie

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