Lois J. Knox

January 29, 1933 - May 17, 2020

Lois J. Knox


Lois J. Knox, 87, of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully, May 17, 2020, in at her home, surrounded by her family in Belvidere. She was born January 29, 1933 in Belvidere, daughter to William “Walt” and Lucille (Hollister) Abraham. She married her sweetheart, the late Ralph Knox, on June 22, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere. Lois graduated from Belvidere High School and worked as a secretary for Shappert Engineering.  She became a business owner of H & R Block in Belvidere for 25 years. She later worked at Ida Public Library where she retired.

Lois was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and belonged to Helping Hands where they dispersed money out to the community. Lois loved reading, travel and sewing. She was a huge fan of numbers which helped shape her career and business. She held a special place in heart for her granddaughters, Samantha and Abigail.

She is loved and will be missed by her son, Robert (Michelle Futrell) Knox; granddaughters, Samantha and Abigail; sisters-in-law, Velma Knox, Donna Knox and Carol Knox; and special friends, Sharon Stanton and Liz Tinerella.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents; her late husband, Ralph; and brothers- in law, Jerry Knox, David Knox and Phillip Knox.

A funeral service will be private. Burial at Highland Garden of Memories. Reverend Keith Richard will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor to The Salvation Army. A special thank you to Dr. Clayton Malaker  for taking good care of Lois. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit

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A funeral service will be private. Reverend Keith Richard will officiate.

Highland Garden of Memories

Burial at Highland Garden of Memories.

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Dear Bob and Michelle and girls
So sorry for your loss! Lois will be forever in my heart! We had good times together when Gene sr. was alive! Wish i could be there friday! Your in my thoughts and prayers!

Kate Holloway 2020-05-20T09:38:49

Dear Bob and Michelle and girls: So sorry for your loss! We some good times together when Gene sr. Was alive. She will always be in my heart and i pray for comfort for u! Wish i could be there for u Friday! Love and prayers

Kate Holloway 2020-05-20T09:34:33

Bob & family, so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed working with Lois

Ed & Lila Bakken 2020-05-19T17:29:32

I am so sorry for your loss. She was one of my favorite customers, when I worked at the bank. I will miss her her kind spirit. My thoughts & prayers to the family & freinds

Tammy Kingos 2020-05-19T11:11:13

We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss her, we liked talking to her at all the Grange functions. She will be missed.

Jim & Val Langendorf 2020-05-19T05:27:57

I was so sorry to hear of Lois’ passing. We enjoyed having her at Flora Grange and especially at our quilting get togethers. Lois always kept me up to date on mutual friends with a phone call. My deepest sympathy to you, Robert, and to the entire family. She was a good friend!

Emalee Colver 2020-05-18T20:38:53

So sorry to hear of her passing. I really enjoyed Lois, she was very giving and a member of Flora Grange for many years.

Laurel Ratcliffe and Jack Ratcliffe 2020-05-18T20:28:35

Very sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I enjoyed working with Lois at the library many years ago.

Jill 2020-05-18T20:15:16

So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy. May each tomorrow bring you comfort and peace. Larry and Nora Ohlsen

Nora Ohlsen 2020-05-18T19:53:58

Prayers and sympathy to you and your family.

Lyle and Patti Lee 2020-05-18T19:52:33

Bob and Family, So sorry for the loss of your Mom. With our condolences.
Trudy, Jeff and Matt

Trudy (Ohlsen) & Jeff Flippo, Matt Ohlsen 2020-05-18T19:39:20

Bob, Michelle, Sam and Abby, I’m so sorry for your loss! Lois was frequently my “pew” pal. She was quiet but had such a weet smile. She loved you four so much! Prayers for comfort for you.

Sharon Beu 2020-05-18T18:50:17

Thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this tough time. We are here for you

Dick and Kay Staskal 2020-05-18T18:09:44

Robert, So sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your Wife and daughters during this difficult time.

Jerry Hyland 2020-05-18T15:58:51


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