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October 17, 1936 ~ July 5, 2017 (age 80)

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Lila L. (Ward) Knowlton of Unadilla, NY, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wed. July 5,2017 and was reunited with her beloved husband, R. Gilbert Knowlton, who predeceased her in 1998 after 43 years of marriage. She is survived by her loving family - 3 devoted children and their spouses: Michael (Debra) Knowlton, Sherry (John) Dee and Mark (Deborah) Knowlton - 12 grandchildren who adored her and will always remember "cousin time" and Spaghetti Night at 3 Teller Street - Sara (Jason) Wanaselja, Mathew, Allen, Christopher, Elijah, Nicholas and Xavier Knowlton, Daniel (Amy), Ted and Brad Burke, Christy (William) Naugle and Brian Knowlton -6 precious great grandchildren whom Lila stated "filled her heart with joy" - Lily, Miranda, Patricia, Hunter, Marlee and Parker. Her 2 loving brothers and their spouses also survive her - Lloyd and Margaret Ward of DE and Loren and Dorothea Ward of Bainbridge, NY, along with many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who always stayed near and dear to her heart. Lila truly made a difference in the lives of many children, youth and young people, many of whom loved and fondly called her Grandma.

Funeral Services will be held at the Unatego Community Church 290 Main Street Otego on Tues. at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla.  The family will receive friends at the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home 123 Main Street Unadilla on Mon. from 5 to 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Youth for Christ-Unadilla Ministry POB 362 Oneonta, NY  13820.  On-line condolences may be made at:  Arrangements by the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home 123 Main Street Unadilla.

 Service Information

July 10, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Westcott-Madden Funeral Home
123 Main Street
Unadilla, NY 13849

Funeral Service
July 11, 2017

3:00 PM
Unatego Community Church
290 Main Street
Otego, NY 13825

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